Understanding Cloud Computing

You have probably heard of ‘Cloud Computing’ or ‘The Cloud’, especially if you own a popular brand of smartphone or laptop. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive are just a few examples of Cloud Storage.  This upcoming technology is constantly developing and becoming increasingly popular within businesses. With the arrival of ‘tablets’ and small laptops came the need for portable storage, storage that can be accessed remotely.  Being able to access files remotely and work away from your PC reduces time having to duplicate files on different devices and increases productivity.

What’s more, most cloud based servers will automatically save files, documents and images to avoid any loss of information. Also, with shared access, colleagues can collaborate and share documents no matter where they are or what device they are using.

Cloud computingCloud Based Problems

There have been recent speculations as to whether using Cloud systems is as safe and as efficient as people say. With recent stories about well-known businesses and people having their private information leaked, it has become a growing concern for Cloud users and developers about whether they want to continue using the system if these risks are in place.

Reliability and security are the two most important factors when it comes to business and IT. Most just don’t want to have to be worried about data loss/leaks or systems going down. But with growing concerns about ‘insider threats’ and government intrusion, businesses find themselves second guessing their decision to choose cloud based computing.

Cloud Based Solutions

It’s not all negative when it comes to considering using cloud based solutions. Whether you’re an existing user or considering the benefits, cloud servers and storage boast some outstanding features to help improve productivity and communication. Cloud computing allows you to upload files for everyone to see instantly on any device as long as you have an internet connection, there are incredibly strong firewalls and security with individual usernames, passwords and complicated algorithms to ward off cyberattacks. With all of the pros and cons and questionable thoughts with regards to cloud computing, the only real solution is to talk to an expert.

Here at Associated Technology Solutions we provide solutions to any of your Cloud based problems, from security to maintenance, we are on hand to assist with any issues and provide you with Cloud based solutions.

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