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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: iCloud Pro

I recently spent some time thinking through and outlining the services I use for my data.

As a self-employed free agent, I have control of what services I use for my data. When we set up Relay FM, I knew we needed an email service that would allow us to use our own domain name, set up groups and provide contacts and calendars. We looked at three services:

  • Google Apps (now named G Suite, for some reason I cannot comprehend)
  • FastMail
  • Office 365

We went with Google Suite because it was easier to set up than FastMail and the admin tools were more powerful than what I saw at Office 365. The biggest reason for choosing G Suite was Google Drive. Myke and I would have ended up using it anyways, so having it within our business accounts was just a plus.

Of course, there are some people who will read this and have concerns about Google’s privacy policy.…

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