There is a lot of talk about cloud computing these days, but where is your information really going and what happens if the cloud goes down?
The main difference between the cloud and local data is that a cloud is an off-premise form of computing that stores data on the Internet whereas local data is right on the device. With data storage directly on the device, the data truly belongs to you instead of everyone else who has access to cloud information.
Although the cloud is convenient, security and privacy issues are called into question
Cloud convenience comes with the threat of third parties gaining access to your data without your knowledge.
So what makes local data better than the cloud?
Work even when disconnected
When your system disconnects from the Internet or slows down your data is still there because data is stored on your computers and not a remote server
Local data is secure
No one else can have that data but you because it is on your computer
All data is local to the workstation and will sync up with the main data locations through RECON when the connection returns