on 21 September 18
The cloud is best thought of as a virtual external hard drive. You data is stored on a server that is accessible to any device you authorize to use it. Many users of Cloud enjoy the freedom of instant access to all the data they have saved in their account; they can pull up pictures, music, or written materials by using any device. Tablets, lap tops, and phones are the most used to both retrieve and store personal information, however, the list of available devices really ranges to anything you own that is capable of searching the internet.
You, like most Cloud users, will also be more confident knowing that if anyone of your devices are ruined or stolen your materials saved in Cloud are not missing or stolen along with the device. This knowledge does give users a sense of security and piece of mind. The offsite save capabilities does come with some drawbacks though.
All the saved material is saved on a third party server. For some this offsite storage appears to be a security threat in itself. Since the majority of servers are third party, it raises questions as to what happens to the data if the third party company goes under. The mere thought to of entrusting an unknown company with their data and information is troubling to some people.
Others still, concern themselves with exactly how secure Cloud itself is. With the growing numbers of corporations that have been giving out users' information; distrust has grown among internet users. Their are a select few users who still trust their own personal external hard drive far more than a virtual storage company.
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For a huge, and growing, number of people the benefits far outweigh these risks. The extreme access is of course the most billed perk to Cloud; for the professional, there are even more beneficial reasons for using this type of storage. Cloud offers the business person to have greater mobility, while still having maximum collaborative access to clients and co-workers. Now they enjoy the ability to work while on the move and gain information, as well as access, to and from multiple people and clients. This is provided by Clouds ability to accept uploads from any authorized users and devices.
The concerns over third party security are valid. However, with Cloud's extreme versatility and saving capabilities it is fast becoming a heavily relied upon saving destination.