for accurately predicting the direction that the Internet and e-commerce are likely to grow. Most people like the safety that comes from having data in multiple locations, and the speed that comes from having the data immediately available on their own computers. Products and services that offer sync, therefore, will probably fare better in the marketplace than similarly priced services that offer high-speed access to data stored on remote systems. People don't want to just tap into a data stream; they want to have their own copy of the information, and they want it kept up-to-date.