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Data is data.
If you’ve ever wondered why the internet looks so much different on different devices, there’s a good chance you’re not looking at the “same” internet. That’s because data is data. That’s the problem that data management technology is supposed to solve. If you’re trying to use your smartphone or tablet to send an email (or any other data) to someone, you’re going to have to transfer the data at least once.
When you send an email, the email itself is just a series of bits and bytes representing the content of the message. But the entire email is stored in the cloud. That means if you lose everything in your email account, youre going to need to resend the entire email again. And if youre using a cloud service like Gmail to send messages, you’re going to have to resend the entire message again.
That sounds like a lot. But what happens when your email service goes away? The email you send to your friends is still there in the cloud, the only way to recover it is to resend it again.
This is why the cloud email service, Gmail, is so attractive to companies that are building data management software. You don’t have to store your entire email account in the cloud. Your data is stored on your own servers and you have complete access to it. This is basically the same as having a website that is always up and running.
The other cool thing about cloud email is that you can use your Gmail account to send and receive email, so it is possible to send emails to people all over the world without needing to buy a new email account. Google announced this years ago in their Gmail service. It’s not available to everyone, but it is definitely a good one to look for.
Cloud email is one of those things that’s like the cloud itself. Google is using the cloud to store all your email and also to send it to all the people all over the world. You can send things to anyone, anywhere. You can use Gmail to send mail to anyone. It’s really amazing.
Gmail is still a very new service, and so its still in trial. But all of the features that are available now (e.g. the ability to send mail to multiple accounts) are pretty darned cool. It is very easy to set up, and you don’t have to worry about password protection or anything like that. The only thing that is really missing is the ability to see who has mail in your Inbox.