Sunday December 15, 2019

Do you know where your data is?

Ever wonder where all the data you create is stored? Your data, along with everyone else’s on the internet, lives in data centres around the world and there are more than a few in Ireland, writes Alex Meehan

4th March, 2018

Remember when PC software used to come on 11 separate floppy disks? What about CDs — when was the last time you bought an album on CD? Odds are that you haven’t recently.

In 2018, software applications are downloaded from the cloud, music is streamed online and most people’s data isn’t stored locally on hard disks. In fact, two things have happened to data in recent years — it’s exploded in volume and it...

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