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Life in the Cloud: The Benefits Of Cloud Storage

There’s plenty of technological news to go around these days, and a lot of it revolves around the use of mobile devices. After all, we’re all familiar with just how big a deal the latest smartphone from Samsung or updated tablet device becomes in news headlines! But for the past couple of years, one innovation in particular that has to do with mobile devices has continued to improve upon itself, making new headlines all the while. Cloud storage has become arguably the hottest concept in mobile technology, and truthfully it’s not hard to see why.

Typical storage of digital data tends to be convenient, but ultimately somewhat insecure. Whether you save the majority of your data on a computer, phone, USB drive, or even external hard drive, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to security issues and the loss of data. Here are 5 ways in which cloud storage options can save you from these concerns.

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  1. Extra Storage Space – One of the most immediate benefits of cloud storage is that you’ll immediately enjoy access to increased storage space. Certain popular computer programs like iTunes come with their own cloud capabilities these days, syncing to compatible devices and keeping files from flooding your computer – but with a full-fledged cloud provider, you’ll have what amounts to an online data storage unit that takes up no space whatsoever on your computer, no matter what kinds of files you need to save.
  2. Improved Security – Even people who are very mindful of their computer security can’t usually implement the same type of security that a professional cloud storage provider will have. Professional cloud providers have massive data centers protected by the strictest standards of both online and physical security, ensuring that your data remains protected.
  3. Automatic Backup – If you typically save data to individual devices, you will have to go to extra efforts to back up that data. For example, if you save a file on your computer that you need backed up, you might want it saved separately on a USB drive or external hard drive. With cloud storage, your backup is automatic, as anything saved to the cloud remains there to be accessed by any Internet capable device.
  4. Additional Features – Depending on your cloud provider, you may also gain access to valuable additional features related to file sharing and storage. For example, Sharefile provides its users with encrypted file sharing capabilities in addition to basic cloud storage. Depending on your specific needs, these sorts of additional features can be very helpful.
  5. Remote Access – Finally, perhaps the most convenient benefit of cloud storage is that you can save everything to the same location from various devices. Whether you’re using a phone, tablet, computer, laptop, etc., you can log into your cloud and save data there, keeping your work organized and accessible.

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So there you have it. As you can see, life in the cloud is actually quite beneficial. When compared with other storage mediums, it’s clear that there are certain things that this technology can provide us which other forms of storage simply cannot. With all of this in mind, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to make the right choice the next time you’re looking for media storage options.

About Stoudman

Who is Stoudman? Well, his real name is Justin Wren. Justin has been writing reviews and articles about film, television and video games for several years. While majoring in English at Portland State University, he minored in film studies. With an extensive understanding of film history and production, Justin often includes at least a bit of film theory in his reviews. Justin got his start writing for MovieCynics.com, but has since gone on to produce articles for TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com and TVStoreOnline.com. He is the owner of G33k-e.com and presides over the editing of all content produced for the site in addition to producing his own content.

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