How can your business benefit from using the cloud? We hear the term all the
time in the tech world, but it's never really clearly defined. Those of us
who are using social media or saving data with online sources are already
using it. Perhaps you just didn't know it. Amazon is one of the largest cloud
service centers. It houses information on behalf of Netflix, Dropbox and
Autodesk. Other remote servers are Google, Microsoft and Rackspace.
The Cloud Explained
The cloud is basically a network of remote servers provided by various
companies. IT departments use to handle their own data storage for various
businesses and companies, which required a lot of responsibility and
maintenance. The cloud is similar to a power company providing a service, and
there sole focus and responsibility is the upkeep, repair and sustaining of
information, which can save businesses money.... (more)
When the cloud first came out, there were the usual skeptics. "Why would I
need a virtual storage when I have my computer right here?" they would ask.
Truth be told, if you can access your stored data by just opening a folder or
plugging in a USB drive, why go through the toll of going online, logging in,
and then downloading the files you want, which could take a while if your
internet is subpar? That sounds like reason enough not to get one. However,
there are plenty of positives worth considering as well, and these can
outweigh the cons of slow internet speed by a long shot.