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Yesterday I delved into the area of haircut software. Basically software you buy knowing that the minute you walk out the door of the store you have to patch it to make it do the things on the box.
Today I would like to delve into the world of personal clouds. I spent a lot of time in my book “The Syncverse” talking about what the reality of a personal cloud could be. A personal productivity platform that made things easier for people to interact with the “real” and the “digital world.”
The problem we have today is that the personal cloud is wholly focused on storage. I’ve dived into a number of the components, my favorite remains the Gostacked system. It didn’t get funded on Kickstarter but I am hoping they are continuing down that path. the problem with storage is search. the problem is search is processing. Truly the personal cloud is a combination of things I carry (what I might need right now) and things I can get to (managed or remote cloud storage).
Logic says there is an easy fix here. Simply store the data you need in a logically retrievable fashion. The problem with that is the time required. So we are back to search. In the concept of the Myverse (part of the Syncverse) I talked a lot about intelligent synchronization. We talk about what I need right now, what I may need, and what in the past I have enjoyed having available. The problem is that all three of these requires a fairly complex set of mathematical algorithms to implement.
- The amount of storage I have available locally.
- The amount of data I move around in a typical day.
- The type and format of that data.
- The size of the screen of the device I am using.
- The speed and capacity of the processor I am using right now.
- The security nature of the data.
- The length of time that particular data is relevant to my “today” tasks.
- How am I connected, right now. What is my connection pattern over the past 30 to 60 days.
Balancing all of this on a mobile processor with a program that would not overwhelm the processor is hard. Pushing it to a cloud based engine is easy, but then connectivity is the issue.
(The Syncverse is available on Amazon, simply follow the link above in my blog links)