[Irtalk] Hazards of the Cloud: Data-Storage Service’s Crash Sets Back Researchers – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat May 17 16:34:48 SAST 2014

Dedoose, a cloud-based application for managing research data, suffered a
“devastating” technical failure last week that caused academics across the
country to lose large amounts of research work, some of which may be gone
for good.

SocioCultural Research Consultants, the company that sells Dedoose, is
still scrambling to recover as much of its customers’ work as possible, and
has said in a blog post that “the vast majority” of research data on its
platform were not affected.

The crash nonetheless has dealt frustrating setbacks to a number of
researchers, highlighting the risks of entrusting data to third-party

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