A couple of things recently have got me thinking about the pros and cons of moving to the cloud.
Firstly, my professional website (e4innovation.com) has been hosted on siteground, for which I pay an annual subscription. Trouble is I have lost my password to access it and it is still registered with my old OU email account. I have contacted them to update to my Leicester email, so that I can access it. Also I seem to remember changing themes etc. is a bit fiddly. My personal blog (gconole.wordpress.com) is hosted by wordpress and I have found it much easier to use and I like the themes available. So I am thinking of transferring my professional blog too, as I can’t see the advantage of having to pay an annual subscription. OK I admit there is a comprise e4innovation.wordpress.com won’t be as nice a name as e4innovation.com but it seems a small price to pay.
Secondly, I am thinking of transferring my pictures to the cloud as one of the (few) disadvantages of the mac book air is the storage capacity. I am not sure what to use, but plan to look at iCloud and Dropbox as options.
So this got me thinking. What are the pros and cons of this? How safe and secure are these cloud services? To lose all my blog posts or pictures would be devastating! But I guess these services are pretty secure, as they have to be right? What are your thoughts on this? Have others got similar dilemmas?