Length: 60 minutes
Summary: Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn how the cloud works, how to keep your data safe, and the latest cloud programs.
Description: Tired of keeping your genealogy research data on multiple CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn not only how cloud computing works, but also the latest cloud programs and how to keep your data secure and private.
Audience Level: Beginner
Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).
Content: 9 page handout
- Clouds in Genealogy? What is the Genealogy Cloud?
- How the Cloud Works
- Basic Cloud Computing Concepts
- Cloud Programs for Genealogists
- Security and Privacy Issues
- Genealogy Cloud Best Practices
- Resource List
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