|If you’ve used Google, Apple’s iCloud or an online streaming service like YouTube, you’ve enjoyed the benefits of the cloud whether you knew it or not. But how does it work and where is it? Here’s a simple breakdown to help you better understand.
What is the cloud?
Why is the cloud beneficial?
Cloud storage also helps keep your files secure. For example, a stolen or damaged hard drive means a complete loss of photos, documents and more. But if you’re automatically syncing your data and storing it in the cloud, you have a remote backup should something go wrong.
The cloud takes some of the strain off your personal computer or laptop. Rather than use programs that require a lot of space on the hard drive, such as a word processor, cloud users can find the same functionality online with services like Google Docs.
Is your data safe in the cloud?
Want to protect your data further? Take advantage of security features built into your mobile devices, use complex passwords for every device and website, and change your passwords often.