WHAT IS THE CLOUD?

The CLOUD is a remote network of servers on the internet.  Today we do all kinds of things “In the cloud“.  If you have ever checked your email online using hotmail, gmail or yahoomail for example you have used “the cloud“.

WHAT CAN YOU DO IN THE CLOUD?

Check your email from any computer in the world that has internet connection because your emails are stored on remote servers attached to the internet.

Collaborate online with Google Docs for free.  You can create a document and then share permissions to it with other gmail users.  Then everyone can edit the document at the same time.  Edits are color coded so you know who made them.  Revisions are saved so you can go back if needed.

Store files in the cloud with Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, Box, Copy, or any other free online storage provider.  You don’t have to worry about having your files with you.  You can have them any where you go via mobile access and via pc using applications to sync the cloud files with a local folder.

You can also transfer your business’s technology needs to the cloud.  This simply means that the physical aspects of your IT – along with their management and maintenance – are delivered via the Internet on a pay-as-you-go pricing structure.  The network can be accessed via VPN back to your local network or via RDP or other forms of remote services depending on your environment.

Because your hardware, software, servers and applications are hosted in the cloud, you’ll be able to free up office space, save some money, eliminate storage and cooling costs, upgrade your IT on the fly and say goodbye to frustrating technology management for good.

CLOUD SERVICES ARE:

  • Scalable – your technology can easily grow along with your business
  • Customizable – we build your IT solution around your specific business requirements
  • Mobile – access your files and applications from anywhere, anytime
  • Money-saving – cost-effective technology pays for itself faster

Free Cloud Storage (Pics, Docs)

Looking for a solution at home to store your data for free?  Try one of these solutions.  Dropbox can easily be setup as a automatic camera back/upload tool in which it will upload pictures after they are taken on your smartphone and upload them to Dropbox.  If you have the computer client installed then when you get home and logon to your pc you will find the picture already in your Dropbox folder on your pc and ready for you to move to a new folder inside your pictures folder.

Other cloud providers offer this same service.  Google Drive and One Drive for instance.  Feel free to sign up for any of these solutions off my referral links.

Copy(Barracuda) – Sign up for account https://copy.com?r=wbNt3w 20GB Storage
Dropbox
 – Sign up for account https://db.tt/xSGZDOXu 2GB Storage
Onedrive – Sign up for Live Account at outlook.com or use your existing 15GB Storage (Live,Hotmail,Outlook.com, all are live accounts)
Google Drive – Sign up for Gmail Account at gmail.com or use your existing 15GB Storage