Written by Francisco Martinez III Friday, 02 August 2013 09:08
In the past few years, cloud technologies have become extremely popular for business users; however, they also offer many opportunities for personal users. When people mention “the cloud,” they are referring to storage, services, and software applications that are hosted on the Internet instead of on a local computer, tablet or smart phone.
Most people use the cloud and don’t even realize it. For example, common email services, such as Gmail and Yahoo! Mail provide cloud storage for emails and attachments. Social media sites, such as Facebook, offer message boards, games, media storage, and other cloud services.
The cloud is convenient because it can be accessed from any location and with any device that has Internet access. For example, you can view the same email from your computer at work, your laptop at home, or your smart phone at the beach.