Category Archives: Personal Data Store

The Difference Between a Personal Cloud and a Personal Data Vault

In August I did a short post sharing an insight about what cleanly distinguishes a personal cloud from what the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) community has long called a personal data store or PDS. A few years ago it appeared the popular … Continue reading

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Jeff Kramer on Personal Clouds

You know a meme’s time has come when it starts appearing independently across multiple points in the industry. Such is the case with personal clouds. Just last week, while attending a Respect Network planning meeting at Kynetx in Utah, Jeff Kramer published a … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Personal Cloud and a Personal Data Store

I’ve written  about personal clouds and personal data stores (PDS – also called personal data vaults or lockers) for several years now, but in a conversation with Craig Burton last week the distinction between the two snapped into sharp focus. See this illustration: In short, … Continue reading

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Connect.Me

The Incredible Internet Irony Machine strikes again. The stealth startup that’s been my singular focus since stepping down as Executive Director of Open Identity Exchange and the Information Card Foundation last fall, called Respect Network, took one tiny peek above … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud, Take 3: Thomas Vander Wal's Personal InfoCloud

When I first heard the term “personal cloud” from Mark Plakias at C3, I knew it sounded vaguely familiar, but it wasn’t until I started this series of blog posts that Kaliya Hamlin (Identitywoman) reminded me that Thomas Vander Wal … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud, Take 2

There’s been a wonderful discussion of “personal cloud” on the VRM mailing list this week. So far feedback is running about 80% positive on the term. But if there’s one point on which everyone has consensus, it’s that our collective … Continue reading

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The Personal Cloud

The hallmark of a rapidly growing new space is new terminology. Craig Burton goes so far as to posit that the growth of the space will be constrained until it has a lexicon that successfully incorporates its key concepts. All … Continue reading

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VRM moving from theory to practice

Just back from the Conversational Commerce Conference (C3) in San Francisco. I congratulate Dan Miller and Greg Sterling at Opus Research for pulling together a strong set of speakers on the real meat of social media (not just the buzzwords … Continue reading

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Revision: "Personal Data Service" AND "Personal Data Store" Go Together

On the Project VRM telecon today, we had an excellent discussion regarding “PDS” terms and my blog post last Sunday (Out with “Personal Data Store”, In with “Personal Data Service”). Iain Henderson of Mydex made the point that the key … Continue reading

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Out with "Personal Data Store", In with "Personal Data Service"

UPDATE: Please also see the revision to this post that harmonizes the terms “personal data store” and “personal data service”. I’ve been blogging about “personal data stores” for two years now, but as of last Thursday I’m done with it. … Continue reading

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Kaliya's Vision and Principles for a Personal Data Ecosystem

The irony is that the two hosts of IIW — and two of the people I work most closely with in the industry — both decided on the heels of the IIW East that just took place last Thursday and … Continue reading

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Phil Windley's PDX Principles

IIW (Internet Identity Workshop) continues to amaze me. I just returned from the first IIW East in Washington D.C. and I spent much of the plane ride back thinking about and acting on the conversations I had there over the … Continue reading

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Finally Taking Off a Hat

When the Information Card Foundation (ICF) and OpenID Foundation (OIDF) launched the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) at RSA on March 2, I temporarily added the hat of OIX Executive Director. ICF agreed to loan me half time to OIX to … Continue reading

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Doc on the Data Bubble and how VRM Will Pop It

I’m biased but I think this post is one of Doc Searl’s best about VRM and what’s going to compel it forwards. It’s about the July 31 Wall Street Journal article about behavioral tracking on the net. He’s been preaching … Continue reading

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Portability Policies and Personal Data Stores

My primary involvement as a member of the board of the Data Portability Project has been input about XDI as an open standard for portable data. But I’ve always been very enthusiastic about DP’s work on Portability Policies. The DP … Continue reading

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The PDX is Coming

Remember that year-end blog post about how personal data stores (PDS) are closer than they may appear? Now read Phil Windley’s wonderful summary of why it makes so much sense to create a PDX (not really an acronym for “personal … Continue reading

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Joe Andrieu Cuts the Gordian Data Ownership Knot

Joe Andrieu has a wonderful way of cutting the Gordian knot on complex socio-technical topics, with clear prose, compelling arguments, and clever illustrations that explain why you should look at something decidedly differently. Now he wields that knife on the … Continue reading

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Your Own Personal Piece of the Cloud

There’s an excellent thread going on among the MyDex team about the accelerating shift towards cloud computing and what this means for the individual. I strongly recommended to them Nicolas Carr’s The Big Switch for a discussion of this very … Continue reading

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VRM Rising

I recommend Doc’s new post that explains the essence of what’s behind VRM. It’s a big vision, his, but Doc has a way of framing the future that makes it look inevitable – all that remains is the question of … Continue reading

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Personal Data Stores – The Time is Coming

This entire fall has been intense with work, thus the paucity of posts here. The holidays brings a welcome respite and a chance to catch up with a few key mental threads. One of them is the growing awareness of … Continue reading

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