The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
The first part of this article, available at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=31142, explained what the cloud is. The second part, available at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=31199, described using genealogy applications in the cloud. In this third segment, I thought I would address frequently-asked questions about cloud computing. Namely, is it secure? How do I access the cloud? What does it cost to use the cloud?
Is the cloud really secure? The quick answer is: nothing is ever perfect. However, data that you store privately in the cloud is probably is more secure than data stored on the hard drive in your computer at home or on your laptop computer. Let’s look at several examples.