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February 8, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Cloud Computing

 

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So there has been a load of scare mongering of late when it comes to cloud computing. When discussing how awesome I find cloud computing I am often met with phrase’s like “Your data is not safe” and “It’s so easy to get hacked”. With that said I wanted to throw this post together to let you guy’s and girls see they many advantages of utilizing the cloud, and in my opinion these far outweigh the disadvantages.

The Power Of Choice

There are loads of different cloud storage Applications that you can utilize. Some of the well known Apps for average users include Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft skydrive, Amazon cloud drive and SugarSync. The list for business users is equally as endless. Just remember there is no “best” option, they are all good at doing different things so just choose what suits your needs. Some are great at streaming music playlists and some are great for storing and sharing photos. Always remember you don’t have to use just one, you can use them all to get the best experience out of cloud storage.

Access Your Data From Anywhere

So the most obvious and best benefit of being a cloud user is the ability to access your data from anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection you are able to access all of your data and even work on the go. This is now made even easier as most cloud providers have mobile apps so you don’t even need a computer to finish off your work or show your friend pictures of the latest concert you where at.

Security

So while people may have you believe the cloud put’s you at risk let me ask you this, how much sensitive data do you store on your laptop? Lost laptops are a very common occurrence especially in the business sector and it can cost companies millions. If your data is stored in the cloud then loosing the company laptop doesn’t have to be the end of the world. As it’s stored safely in the cloud you can access it without the machine and even remotely wipe data from the lost laptop if you need to.

Work With Others

Having your data stored in the cloud will open up new doors for things like team collaboration. You can easily share projects and files with members of your team and they can go ahead and update them in realtime, this in turn makes for a more efficient workflow.

Save Money & Time

Using the Cloud cuts out the cost of expensive hardware and makes upgrades so much more cost effective. Most Cloud services are subscription based so you will only ever pay for what you need and use. Whats more is with your servers being stored off sight the supplier takes care of all the software upgrades so you will never waste time on maintenance again.

Help The Environment

If none of the above reasons have you convinced then maybe this will. Moving to the cloud will help reduce your carbon footprint as you will only ever use the server capacity you need thus in turn saving a load of energy.

Conclusion

So hopefully after reading this you feel a little more secure about using the cloud in your daily life and work life. It can open up many doors and just make your life so much easier which is something we all want Right??

 

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Ryan Oneill

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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.

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