Posted by Pavel | Posted in General Information | Posted on 22-05-2013 09:10:51
So, if you’re like just about everyone else who uses the Internet even a moderate amount, you’ve probably been hearing the term “cloud storage” more often than you can stand. These days, new technology tends to get a great deal of coverage, whether in news articles, in online advertisements, or even simply by social media “word of mouth.” Cloud storage has certainly been no exception, as there’s some kind of buzz about it just about everywhere we look. One reason for this is that cloud computing is provided by a huge range of companies, from established tech giants to smaller, more specialized groups like Citrix Share File. Another, however, is that cloud storage really does offer some incredible benefits.
So, if you, like many, have been hearing the term – but no actual substance related to it – here are a few words on some of the main benefits that individuals and businesses alike can enjoy from implementing cloud storage.
Convenient Storage & Access
The principle benefit of cloud storage is that it provides incredible convenient storage of files online. Basically, when you have access to a cloud storage system, you can save documents and files to that cloud, rather than to a specific computer or device. This means that you can work on a document on your laptop, save it to the cloud, and easily access it later from a different computer or device, so long as you are able to log into the cloud. This allows for very convenient flexibility when working online.
The other, natural benefit of being able to store files online in a cloud system is that those files are backed up automatically against many common issues. If your computer is lost or stolen, or even experiences some sort of internal damage or corruption, one typical result is to permanently lose access to your work. However, with your work saved to the cloud, you will be able to avoid at least this aspect of consequences.
Particularly for professionals, and even students, collaboration is another strong benefit of cloud storage. With files saved to the cloud, not only can you access it from any device, but anyone else with access to the cloud can do the same. This greatly simplifies the process of working through group projects, as it eliminates the need to schedule time to be in the same place at the same time – collaboration can simply take place online through the cloud.
Finally, the ability to store files in the cloud offers a simpler and more complete form of organization. Of course, you can always arrange folders for your work on a computer or similar device, but many prefer to keep these files on the cloud, in a “work only” space. This allows easy, natural separation of work and personal files, which can certainly be a nice perk.