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Data Independence Check List

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:16:49 +0900
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Following a discussion with an English speaker, this is the  
translation of the last part of my article about Web 2.0 services,  
online data and your data independence: [It's all about you][1]

Here a simple list of questions you should try to answer:

* How many distant services you are using for your professional  
* How many persons are dependent of these services in your structure?
* Are there other APIs on the market, softwares which work alike? (Are  
you sure you will be able to use another service without troubles?)
* Have you tested these services or softwares? What will you win, what  
will you loose?
* Can you export your data from the service? How much time does it  
take to export a large volume of data?
* Is the exporting data format usable with loosing information? You  
might have enriched your raw data by putting them on a service, can  
you get back the data and the products of your data work?
* What are the damages for your own activity if the service disappear  

[1]: http://www.la-grange.net/2008/10/12/its-all-about-you

Karl Dubost
Tokyo, Japon
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 05:17:00 UTC

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