All this talk of public offerings, capital injections, take-overs and the like raise the spectre of the other reality: the companies and sites that we rely on for recording and analysing our data are eventually going to fail or be closed.
Some of our data is with commercial companies, in my case TR and Strava. Some is with dedicated amateurs, like Elevate and intervals.icu. To protect myself, I keep basic summaries [time, distance, TSS, best 1-minute, 5-minute, 20-minute and 60-minute power] on a spreadsheet – enough to gain an idea of progress if something untoward happens. But of course, this is very limited in comparison with the data that is somewhere in the cloud.
So what do you do to protect your data against the risk that a company or a website goes down? Should I be doing more?