The release of Apple’s iCloud has created quite a buzz around the basic consumer community. While many consumers remain skeptical of clouds, many don’t realize that they have been in use for years and that clouds are becoming increasingly important in the way we use the Internet. Clouds not only provide greater connectivity which is becoming more and more of a necessity, but they also provide heightened security which is ever more important as our lives continue to move to the Internet.
Today, many businesses such as education management and even revenue cycle healthcare management businesses are now saving thousands of dollars a year in revenue by moving to virtual offices supported by cloud technologies. Whether you are a business owner or simply a computer gadget enthusiasts there are several reasons why you should be moving to the cloud including:
By using cloud services, you can access any of your information, and even your operating systems, from any of your devices regardless of where you are. All you need is an Internet connection. No more waiting until you get to your home computer or not being able to use that awesome smart phone app on your tablet. With cloud computing you can sync and streamline everything you do making every day tasks easier and helping business run smoothly.
Information stored on single computer or hard drive is always at risk. Not only can these items randomly crash which can cause you to lose all your information – even that which is backed up, but they are also susceptible to hacking which can put your more personal information at a high risk of being stolen. When you store your information and documents into a cloud, they are stored under multiple layers of protection and are essentially completely safe unless the Internet itself collapses.
As mentioned before, more and more businesses are moving to virtual offices to save money on overhead expenses. If you are currently working in an office setting, you should go ahead and familiarize yourself with cloud technologies now because you can guarantee that it is where your office is headed. If you run a business, consider managing your employees off-site through a virtual office. You can greatly reduce the money spent on utilities, office space, and travel, and you will still easily be able to monitor employee productivity and even conduct meetings online.
Using a cloud comes at an incredibly affordable price, and for those only needing one for personal use, the service can be free, as it is with Google Docs, or range in price from $25 to $30. Before you get up in arms about the price, consider the money using a cloud will save you overall. With a cloud, you won’t have to worry about bogging down your computer with documents or high end software. It can all be stored in the cloud saving you from paying for frequent software and hardware updates.
Cloud computing will be the way that we conduct business and day-to-day activities in the future. Clouds provide greater speeds in which we can interact with each other and more efficient avenues for completing computer based tasks. There is no need to send documents to yourself or to employees or clients. With a cloud system, you can completely manage every document and piece of software you have to enhance the experiences associated with all of your gadgets.
August 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm
To be quite honest, I’ve only been aware of the cloud because of Apple. I would really be glad to use it for easy connectivity or for synchronization. Apple’s iCloud hasn’t been released yet, right? What are the other cloud services available today? 🙂
August 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Thanks alot I found this article to be quite informative.I’ll be glued to this site for new technobuzz.
August 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Like the article said, the cloud is the way businesses will do business down the road.
I can see the cloud being less useful for consumers, and more useful for IT professionals, business people, or the corporate sector.
August 14, 2011 at 11:59 am
I have first time in depth about the cloud. I am user of some of products of Apple like Notebook computer.
August 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm
The cloud is a great concept. I bet Apple will make a good job bringing it the mainstream like they did for many other things.
August 16, 2011 at 11:04 am
Yup.. I need to be in the cloud too.. innovation from apple is really good..
August 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm
If staying in cloud gives us all these things than i also wants to stay in clouds. fantastic post. great write up. the name of post really impressed me.
August 18, 2011 at 4:09 am
Those who rely exclusively on cloud computing were given cause for pause a few months ago, when Blogger went down for over two days. In that ZDNet article, Ed Bott poses the disturbing question, What if it had been Gmail? Google Docs?
If my own computer crashes, I can use a spare, borrow one, or if necessary go out and buy a new one. I can have my backups restored and be working again in hours. Most importantly these are things I can do. If I rely solely on “the cloud” (a nice way of saying, somebody else’s computer) I could end up catching up on my thumb-twiddles for hours or days waiting for a problem to get fixed.
I like Gmail as much as anybody, but in truly mission-critical situations, give me a system I completely control.
August 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Nice point jason.. very well said..
August 21, 2011 at 11:33 pm
Cloud computing is definitely the wave of the future. As usual Apple will position themselves in the front of the pack while other companies discuss whether or not to go down that road.
August 29, 2011 at 3:32 am
I think everyone should be in Cloud Computing… Thanks for share about this topic.
August 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Cloud computing can protect your data rather than put it at risk on your hard drive where as your pc is prone to crashes.
April 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm
The iCloud sounds really useful, especially with so many people using Ipads and other Apple technology nowadays. Say goodbye to losing important pictures when your computer or device breaks down.