You have years of research work stored on your personal/work computing device. You arrive at work one morning, power on your computing device - nothing happens. After engaging with IT Services & Support staff, you are informed that your disk has failed and that there is almost no chance of recovering your files. This has happened to quite a few JCU staff and students - it could happen to you.
You have amassed or inherited a vast collection of research data in your time. One day it dawns on you how scattered your data is - work and personal computing devices, USB disks, cloud storage providers (e.g., DropBox), etc. Not only is finding files time consuming, but you discover that faults a fault on disks a disk have corrupted dataa critical file that a publication is reliant on.
You've recently scaled up your research and your computing jobs are taking days (or longer) to finish. You are frustrated by power faults (black-outs, brown-outs, or surges) killing your jobs, meaning you have to start over.