We’ve seen cloud developed rapidly over the past five decade, but issues like security breaches in high profile companies that constantly graces the evening news, make the senior population a tad bit apprehensive on actually using it.
What exactly is the Cloud?
For many people who are over sixty, cloud is still quite difficult to grasp and it’s totally fine. It’s most basic definition is it is a technology that enables remote data storage by using data servers, instead of a phone or a computer hard drive. It saves you space and it makes access to stored files easy using virtually any computing device.
An example of an application that uses cloud is Dropbox. A service that allows its users to upload and download files that can be accessed on any computing device with an internet access.
Why you should embrace it?
If you’ll think of it, cloud is a huge leap in technology as it makes collaboration over the internet easier and faster. And this is only one of its advantages. It can also be used to backup your photos, documents, and other files, in case you lost or damaged your phone or computer. Other examples of cloud storage are Google Drive, One Drive, and iCloud (Apple).
The primary concern of people about cloud is security. But really, it depends on what system you are using. Companies employ various levels of security and have different ways of protecting your privacy. The rule of the thumb is, when signing up for cloud services, check the reputation of the provider and have a strong password. If you choose as a digital storage option and if you follow these guideline, cloud is safe and will be extremely beneficial for you.
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