Last week, I participated in an interview with the folks at Gartner on the topic of data sharing. With more than half of all digital projects and applications now being used to store or access data, the data sharing models and platforms are becoming more and more complex. There is increasing interest in the cloud, and with that comes a growing need to ensure that data is safe and secure, and that there is a way to securely share your data with others who need your data.
I’d like to share two interesting thoughts that came up during the interview. First, the big question for data sharing and security is “what happens if a user has data that he or she is not authorized to use?” The two most popular models for cloud-based data sharing are SaaS and hosted on public cloud platforms. These models have their advantages and disadvantages, but there is still a big missing piece of the puzzle.
The first model is what we’re calling “cloud-hosted” and essentially, it’s an online store where your data is stored, processed and shared but it’s not connected to your desktop or laptop. Data hosted on the cloud is essentially free and can be accessed by anyone. The second model is “cloud-resident” and essentially, it’s the same thing except you’re sharing data on your computer with other people.
And in both cases, the problem for users becomes less about how your data is stored and shared but about how the data is shared.
In both cases, data sharing is a major concern and a common one. The current model of sharing data is via email. While email is great for sharing information, it is also very slow and inefficient. One of the main issues is that email is not a secure way to share information. A lot of sensitive data (e.g. credit card numbers, passwords, and personal information) is stored in email, and the information is then sent over the internet.
The problem is most likely that someone wants to be able to view your email account history. If you don’t want that, you can move the data to a secure server and use that for all of your data. But that’s an extra cost that most people don’t really want. There is a way to encrypt data and keep it in your own email account. It’s called secure email over SSL.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and it is the protocol that encrypts data. This way, all of your data is safe and secure from any other person with access to it. This is a great idea, but it only works if you have a secure server or if your email provider has implemented a proper SSL certificate.
This is a much more elegant solution than the web mail service, but it’s an awful idea. It would be a real shame if you had to deal with that kind of cost, and if you don’t have a secure email provider, it could be a very expensive solution.
There are a number of different online mail services. There are also free ones. One of the best free ones is Google’s Inbox service. You can use it to send emails to anyone in your contact list. The problem is that if you send one email, like an email about a family member, it includes the email address of everyone in your contact list. So if someone uses Inbox, and they change their email address, you’re pretty fucked.
Inbox is a website that you can download and use to send email. You can be sure that every email you send has been sent by the website in the past. That means that if someone sends an email to you, it contains all of your email address. You can then send another email with that person’s email address.