If you have not checked out Google Apps, Apples iCloud or Microsofts Cloud it may be time to learn more?
First, What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network (typically the Internet). This is a Wikipedia answer and a little confusing. It is simply using services, instead of programs(products) installed on your computer for your files, photos, videos, music and anything else you want to store.
Second, Why use Cloud Computing?
It is less expensive than on-line back up companies such as www.mozy.com or www.carbonite.com, which I have used both and they provide good services. These services range from $60 per year to upwards of couple hundred $$ and they only back up your data once a day. With “the Google cloud” it saves in real time as you work and integrates all of your tools(email, docs, pictures, calender, etc.) in one simple place. Plus you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection.
Third, What about Cost?
I recently upgraded my google account to 20GB od storage and it cost me a whooping $5.00. I have now saved 10,000 files, 500 songs, and thousands of pictures to my account. FOR ONLY $5.00
I have been using the free google apps applications for some time and recently decided to switch to google business apps. What does this mean and why does it matter? With Google Business Apps my yearly fee for all services is $50.00 per year and there is no need for any IT personnel. And, when I travel or visit family, I can share or access anything I need, all the time!
It can simplify your life in the computer world!
If I can help or answer any questions, please feel free to send me a text, email, or find me on the web.
“Until Next Time”