What the Heck is the Cloud, Anyway?

Many of us use it, but not many truly understand what it is. Cloud storage, also known as a form of device-to-device data sharing, is a common way to alleviate hardware storage issues, particularly in the realm of smartphones. It started as an experiment in saving and storing data, and then a means to market similar products that would be cloud-compatible and thus linked to each other, making the user experience across a smartphone, personal computer, and even TV more seamless.

Cloud computing has maintained its relevancy in the world of business and commerce. Now we know it also contributes heavily to big data and how large Internet companies profit off large and comprehensive data sets. The front end of cloud computing has become so user-friendly and intuitive that many don’t know exactly what they’re doing when they put a file in the ‘cloud’. Basically, this is what the cloud is. It’s a way to store your files, photos, and messages outside of your physical device, and it’s a way for your computer to utilize functions, apps, and software that are not directly downloaded or mounted on your hard drive already. It’s basically a way to do everything you could already do, without the extra leg work or capacity of multiple software programs. It’s a way to use other computes in a network set-up to offer functionality to our own machine or device, remotely. Rather than storing your data and usage on a hard drive, they’re stored on a larger computer and transferred to you over an internet connection. It’s an easy way for businesses and individuals to increase their storage capacity and preserve data. Pretty cool, right?

Luckily, our experts at Rocky Mountain Computer Specialist are well-trained and knowledgeable about cloud computing and how it affects your personal experience and business operations. If you have questions about managing or incorporating the cloud into your everyday workflow, don’t hesitate to contact our team about where to go from here. We can install, fix, and attempt to restore cloud computing settings and workspaces.




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