I use SkyDrive sparingly for ease of document transfers between colleagues. It does okay for a free service.
However, this recent trend of herding everyone to the cloud is a rather dangerous
one. In an age where corporations like Google (Chinese hackers)
, Sony (PSN fiasco)
and Microsoft can have their servers hacked and data mined by groups like Lulsec, Anonymous, operatives and their governments, and cannot definitively secure our stored data, one would be wise not to place any important data
onto their services.
Redundancy is king; Local Redundancy is the best option for quick file access...
and how the legitimate
users of that particular "Cloud sharing service" lost all their data with no hope of recovering any of it when the US Government decided to go "World Police" and ordered the New Zealand authorities to raid KimDotCom's services in New Zealand... a raid that is now considered by the New Zealand courts to be illegal Raids on Megaupload Mansion Ruled Illegal | News & Opinion | PCMag.com Kim Dotcom judge rules mansion raid was illegal | Technology | guardian.co.uk
What happens when the cloud sharing service of your choice
is deemed criminal and is shut down next?