Having access to the cloud and to cloud computing has been a revolution for many businesses and private people. No longer are people handcuffed to FTP links, servers that don’t automatically sync, or hard drives or computers that they have to lug around with them everywhere they move. The cloud fixes so many problems, it’s absolutely incredible.
But you may not know what all the possibilities are offhand, and how many ways that knowledge of the cloud and access to its potential can help you. Consider the five following ways in particular that cloud computing can help you, including for business, storage, collaborating, real time backups, and security.
Businesses need strong computational power and centralized resource management, and that might be difficult if different parts of a company operate on different frameworks or in different places. That’s why having a central business cloud platform is such a huge advantage for companies looking for efficiency and growth potential. Especially if you can go through a third party provider that already has great infrastructure available, this can be on of the smartest decisions an up and coming IT-dependent company can make.
In the past, storage has been a problem. And with the quality of photos and videos that you can take and capture on the go, trying to have a central place to keep everything organized has been a nightmare. But thanks to cloud storage sites like Dropbox, or the included Apple iCloud services, or Google Drive, those restrictions are becoming a thing of the past, as everything is just automatically stored somewhere that you can go and grab data whenever you want, as opposed to it being always physically present on a device.
For Collaborative Projects
And when was the last time you tried to collaborate with another artist across some type of physical distance, and were absolutely frustrated by having to pass files back and forth through email or FTP links? With collaborative cloud options, that’s no longer a problem, as everything stays permanently in sync.
For Realtime Backups
For extremely important projects, having realtime backups comes with the territory. But there’s the saying that goes ‘if it’s not three places, it’s nowhere,’ and it’s very important to adhere to that. Cloud computing gives you that third place, and that means that even if the primary data and primary backup get lost, your info will still be in the cloud.
For Security Reasons
And finally, if you’re working with secure information, you may have to delete it quickly from physical devices on location in the event of a security breach. That’s why having a secure backup in the cloud (making sure it’s well encrypted) is also a productive way to use this technology.