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Who Killed Sneakernet

For decades up until recently many IT professionals, businesses, and home users alike utilized “Sneakernet”. What is Sneakernet you ask? Sneakernet is what refers to someone taking a floppy disk, CD/DVD, or USB flash drive or hard drive from one computer to the other to transfer data between them. In the past many people did this because it was the easiest way to move data from computer to computer.

Recently a number of companies have begun to come out with technologies that are allowing people to abandon these old ways. Google Drive, among others is an online storage provider that allows users to login and store files on the cloud. This storage allows people to share files from any computer with an Internet connection to another. The ability to do this has virtually eliminated the need to take storage media from one computer to the next.

If you’re curious about reading more about Google Drive click here.