Cloud computing? - I don't think so
So Google Mail has gone tuts-ip again today. At one point this afternoon I thought all my contacts had evaporated into the wonderful cloud. Mild panic set in until I realized that I had a backup; no, not somewhere in 'the cloud' - it was on my dear old friend the server sitting quietly under the desk. Phew!
Recently I made the decision to ditch Outlook and make Googlemail my default contact list and calendar. It syncs so smoothly with my iPhone and I told all my business colleages that they should consider this option.
So many times in the past for one reason or another, my version of Outlook failed and I spent ages restoring content and putting everything back in order. No problem said I. This cloud computing is the way to go.
Now, I'm not so sure - hmm, somewhere in one of the drawers in my office there's an old Filofax - if I can just figure out how to boot it up, I might be able to save my contacts....