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Expert: Look to the Cloud for Future of Data Storage

Companies should look to the cloud for the future of data storage.

The technology companies use for storing information has changed dramatically during the past decade or so, according to a Windows IT Pro column by industry expert Paul Thurrott.

Currently, the enterprise sector is

The technology companies use for storing information has changed dramatically during the past decade or so, according to a Windows IT Pro column by industry expert Paul Thurrott.

Currently, the enterprise sector is going through another change, with many companies primed to embrace the cloud for data storage. The shift has already occurred among consumers - as many now store everything from photos to music online - and will soon accelerate in the enterprise space, Thurrott said.

"We're quickly moving instead into a time period where our master copies of data will be stored in the cloud instead of on a single hard drive on a single PC or server, and our PCs will act like other devices and simply be a sync endpoint for that data," he wrote.

Current applications may have their limitations, but Thurrott said that innovation will transform the cloud into a viable option for storing sensitive data.

Cloud computing has following a meteoric path to mainstream status during the past several years, but has been unable to shake several myths, according to InfoWorld's David Linthicum. Among the concerns, he said, is the incorrect assumption that cloud solutions are inherently insecure.

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