Today’s post is brought by YesVideo’s CEO, Michael Chang. He shares a personal home video experience to demonstrate how storing personal memories in the cloud is not only convenient, but can even lead to a happy marriage.
Management of personal media is becoming stressful. Everyone has this problem, and cloud storage of your personal media can really become a major factor in terms of having a happy marriage. What?! Yes, it’s true. Read on….
Once, I lost the videotape of the birth of my first son, Ian (or so thought). I lived with the stress of not telling my wife that I had possibly lost this tape for over 2 years! There would just be hell to pay if it was truly lost, so I had to keep hope alive and my worries quiet.
A couple years later, I found the tape in a random box in the garage while we were packing up to move. Phew, I had dodged a bullet! But my story is not unusual at all.
I’m admittedly biased about this topic (as CEO of YesVideo), but no one would argue generally about the popularity of cloud storage services such as DropBox, Google Drive, Evernote, and SugarSync. Facebook fully rolled out its photo sync and storage feature in November. A number of specialty,niche personal storage companies are seeing traction as well, such as MyShoebox and ThisLife.
It’s not just videotapes that can be lost. Computers and cell phones crash, or are lost and stolen. Digital files get corrupted.
So my holiday advice is to store those videos and photos in the cloud now! It’s just one less thing you’ll have done wrong that you’re not telling your wife about.
Below is a highlight video of my son Ian, created using YesVideo’s transfer and highlighting technology, now safely residing in the cloud. I sure rest easier at night knowing that these memories are not lost or in a random box somewhere.
Michael Chang is CEO of YesVideo, the global leader in video transferring and sharing. He is responsible for defining the company’s market vision, and leading his team to continued success by creating innovative products and services for the millions of consumers that YesVideo serves.
Previously, Michael cofounded Greystripe, the largest brand focused mobile advertising network, and also served as CEO. ValueClick acquired Greystripe in 2011. Michael also worked at Incubic Venture Capital and was responsible for investments in Internet and software companies. Michael holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BS in EE from Carnegie Mellon University.