When we talk about the cloud we are not doing the local weather for Kettering, Corby or Wellingborough .. the cloud is a bit of a generic term .. there are lots of ways of using the cloud. It’s off site, it’s secure and you don’t have to worry about backing it up and yet the idea of storing your files in a cloud may be just too disconcerting for many people. I mean where are my files actually going? Is there any security protecting my files? Why do it anyway?
At the moment cloud computing is a relative unknown, but, now that a number of global organisations and companies are adopting and offering cloud based services, 2012 could be the year that the cloud goes mainstream
Companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon all now offering cloud-based services for your music your files and information. Google’s latest contribution to cloud services (although a the moment just available to users in the US) recently came out of development and was offered to users as ‘Google Music’. This Google service means that users can upload and access up to 20,000 songs to the cloud to be accessed by any Android device that they have registered.
Apple’s offering comes iCloud, provides users with both free and paid services to store pictures, documents apps, contacts and music. Amazon offers a more modest service in comparison and more along the lines of Dropbox by offering 5GB of free cloud based storage to users for their files and backups.
All of these services will bring cloud-based storage to a much broader audience. i.e you .. due in part to trusting that the service being offered by a large company such as Amazon or Google works. But in effect the procedures needed to sync information to the cloud require little technical knowledge or skill.
So 2012 will see a dramatic increase in cloud based services in and around Northamptonshire. The next problem that will likely arise for users may not be worrying about what the cloud is or how it all works, but instead which service out of the numerous options to choose?
Really cloud-based services are still their infancy however, now that the big name companies and brands are pushing their solutions for cloud storage, the transition to using the cloud is will most likely be a swift one.
So this year is set to become the year of the cloud it will change the way we store and manage our personal information and files will ever be the same again. . For more information just ask and we’ll get you in the off the ground before you know it !