I have mentioned it before and I really need to do it again… using spreadsheets to house your data, even in the cloud, is no way to run a business. I have documented many ways in which your data-integrity suffers as much as your users do. I have explained, in simple terms, the ins and outs of databases. So I do believe that putting your Data on a Cloud in a Relational Database is a great alternative.
Well, here is a quote from Wikipedia that says a bit about taking short cuts or gambles:
“In September 2017, Google announced that it will discontinue the Google Drive desktop app in March 2018 and end support in December 2017.”
Now it isn’t the end of the world for those of you dedicated to Google Drive, but it should be a wake up call for business owners responsible for managing the data that runs a company.
The times they are a changin’ and although your customers, products, inventory, profit and hopefully, staff, are important, if you were to have a data disaster, your business could falter and die. You can lose a few customers, have a product backlog, even suffer a few zero-profit quarters, but you wouldn’t be able to assess any of it without current, viable data.
I urge you to familiarize yourself with the other posts on this site to learn a bit about how the other half lives… on servers, or now, in the cloud, using a Relational Database. Chart a better course and ask me for help. There is a solution.