of function that can come back and bite them if they don’t do it well.”
Storing data online can add value and enhance privacy, but it can also increase security risks. The next generation of storage solutions will include fingerprint sensors and biometric authentication, Steuer says. On the horizon, users should also look forward to accessing data from mobile handsets. “One of the great benefits of storing your [data online] is that all the platforms are [essentially] equal from an access point of view. Virtual storage is about making it feel seamless,” he says.