Serving Digital Storage Demands

Clouds and data privacy

An increasing megapixel count for photos, higher definition videos, and more graphically capable presentations all have one thing in common – greater file size. As technology continues to advance in leaps and bounds with each passing year, so too does the size of files needed to store that digital data. The capacity of hard drives, flash memory, and other avenues of data storage increase in size to house these larger files, but remote access to this information becomes progressively cumbersome if many large files clog a mobile device’s storage capacity. Cloud data storage is seen as a potential cure-all to this problem, but trust, reliability, and longevity could be a potential obstacle in selecting a service provider. Could a certain well-known and trusted organization take on a new role to serve this need?

The Postal Service is the world leader in providing secure delivery of correspondence from sender to receiver. In addition to its physical delivery expertise, it also houses a large collection of addressing data to serve the needs of its customers in delivery accuracy and expediency. With such a vast array of computing capability and expertise, could the organization adapt its storage proficiency to house the data of its customers as well?

The American public trusts the dependability of an organization that began more than two centuries ago at the dawn of the country. The Postal Service ensures that every citizen from densely populated cities to the most rural areas have access to the delivery services they rely on wherever they may be. By growing and adapting its storage capacity, the organization can also ensure that citizens have access to the data they need wherever and whenever the need it.

As technology continues to advance, remote access needs to vast quantities of data will continue to grow at an exponential rate. When it comes to securing that data, there’s only one organization the country can turn to that has both a long history of trust and dependability that stands behind it – the U.S. Postal Service.

Would you select the Postal Service to store your electronic data if such a service were made available in the future?



  1. grannybunny

     /  June 4, 2014

    Yes, I would trust USPS with my personal data.

  2. Jonn

     /  June 4, 2014

    I agree. I haven’t signed up for any cloud storage because I’m not sure how else they might use the info or even if the company will be around in a few years. If the PO offered this, for a reasonable price, I’d certainly jump on board. My photos and videos are always clogging my phone, and it would nice to use that space for more apps. No, not angry birds. I might look at happy birds though if the programmer offered it. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

     /  June 5, 2014

    Yes, I would use the Postal Service – it’s a trusted organization. That is, of course, if Congress leaves it alone and stops outsourcing to contractors that are not trusted. In other words, I would not drop off my mail at Staples with no watchdogs.

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