Data storage comes in two flavors: physical and cloud-based. If you use physical media for storage (say on a computer or external hard-drive), remember to keep a backup in a separate location. If you use cloud services, they will likely create their own backups, but it never hurts to have an extra copy!
Generally speaking, the cloud is a more convenient way to store your files, especially when you need to access your data from different locations or share it with collaborators. Emerson provides several cloud options to fit a range of needs.
Here's a quick rundown of your cloud storage options at Emerson:
|Accessible from off-campus||
|Suitable for sensitive files
(Secure and managed by Emerson IT)
|Live collaboration on documents||through Google Docs and Sheets|
|Storage space per person||25 GB||Unlimited||2GB|
There is also Bin/Isilon, which is networked storage that is used specifically for video editing on campus.
Learn more about all these services and how to use them:
Students, read up on how your access to these services changes when you graduate.