In the last several decades, the methods we use for storing and sharing computer files as gone through some drastic changes. These days, the emphasis is on increased mobility, so our storage options are becoming physically smaller as their capacity for storage grows larger. This is an exciting evolution that is exemplified by the existence of cloud computing.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing refers to the sharing of files, software, information, and other resources via the Internet. Anything you store on a cloud-based storage system is instantly accessible via a network. The information is stored on servers that are maintained by a provider. Users access information via Internet and don’t need to save files on their hard drive; they can access it on any device, including smartphones and tablets.
What are the advantages of cloud computing?
- Access your information from anywhere. When you use cloud computing, you can access your pertinent information from anywhere in the world. You and your employees no longer have to carry around laptops with different versions of the same documents; everyone can instantly see the most updated version of the file from any device with the internet.
- Store more and bigger files. When you store files on a hard drive, you are limited by its capacity. The beauty of cloud computing is that you don’t have to worry about running out of storage. The internet-based nature of cloud storage allows you to add more storage at any time.
- Automatically update. When you use a cloud computing software, the provider updates the software. You no longer have to manually update your software; your provider takes care of all of that for you.
- Save money. Cloud computing is not only an effort storage method, it’s inexpensive. As a cheaper alternative to physically storing your data, you can rest assured that you are cutting costs for your company.
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