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Associate Professor

Use of Cloud-based applications

Liz,

 

Might want to add to limit the use of cloud-based services and applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, etc.

Those things run up data like nobody's business. Kinda like the spin in your electric meter when you turn on 5 space heaters.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Moderator

Re: Use of Cloud-based applications

Hi Mark!

 

Thanks for the suggestion, that's a good idea. Do you mean to add to the COVID-19 announcement? If so, I'll have to run this by our top communications folks, they're the ones giving us the official statements to post.

 

-Liz

 

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Use of Cloud-based applications

Many of us need those cloud based applications (EDIT: and use them for work, not for fun). I'd suggest limiting the use of streaming services.  EDIT 2: I do know what you mean, though. Perhaps both suggestions could be placed in the document. 

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Associate Professor

Re: Use of Cloud-based applications


@Liz wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion, that's a good idea. Do you mean to add to the COVID-19 announcement? If so, I'll have to run this by our top communications folks, they're the ones giving us the official statements to post.


Yes. I've seen it before for things I do for the web site. My wife is using Google Classroom for tele-teaching.

 

My point being, that technically it's constantly refreshing back to the cloud, so it's easy to think that since you're not doing anything you're not burning data - but you are... lots.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Use of Cloud-based applications

@Liz 

 

I'd suggest removing the ability to turn off or pause the Video Data Saver.  That could prevent a lot of unecessary traffic.  A resolution of 480p is plenty.  


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Re: Use of Cloud-based applications

Hi Gabe, 

 

Interesting suggestion! Thank you! I'll pass this up to management.

 

Thanks,

Liz

 

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