Cloud devices are all around. Just a few years ago, they were considered futuristic technology and were questionable. However, as they have grown, people have realised that there are many benefits to them. This has led to many choosing to buy devices specifically for their connection to Cloud services. There are also cloud-based companies offering solutions for individuals and businesses.
There are many reasons to invest in cloud-based technology. Here are just five to get you started:
When you store something to your cloud storage, you will have access to it wherever you are. It doesn’t matter if you are on a different computer or even somewhere else in the world. The files, documents or anything at all will still be available. This is great for those who do a lot of work between the home and the office and need access to everything 24/7.
Before the Cloud, people stored things on floppy disks and then CDs, then DVDs and finally onto Flash drives and external hard drives. While these do help to store your information and make sure it is all backed up, they can be bulky. For those with items stored on floppy disk, no computers are made with those disk drives anymore; you will have to find one that you can plug into your computer to read the disks! By storing on the cloud, things will always be there and you will not have to worry about losing something or carrying something heavy around with you.
Backing up everything on your computer is essential. It doesn’t matter if you only use it for personal use or you have it for business; you need to make sure you have copies. The Cloud allows you to do this and some companies will allow you to do it automatically. This helps to save time and effort. Trying to go through various disks and drives will take hours, especially if you have a lot to do on a regular basis.
If you run a business, it is best to keep your backups off site. The problem is that you are putting your trust in another company and will need to wait for them when getting the information back. The good thing about the cloud is that it is off site but in easy reach. If something happens to the office, you can quickly boot up your cloud storage and retrieve the files that you need to work on. You can also hire staff to work from home instead of hiring a lot of part time staff to cover all your needs.
There is no need to spend a fortune, if you don’t need to. Those who use the Cloud for personal needs will often find that they have a small amount of space but this is free of charge and usually enough for their needs. Businesses can choose to spend a little more and get much more space. Different companies work on different needs and someone will be able to suit you. Think about the amount that you need to store and how often you want to back it up and retrieve it to find something that suits you.
There are many advantages to cloud technology. It is becoming extremely reliable and convenient by storing things that can be accessed anywhere.
This guest post was written by Keith Edward, a tech enthusiast. She has tried out many different types of software and services and loves everything technology. Check out www.domstechblog.com for more tech related subjects.