Concerns With The Cloud: An Interesting Infographic



Almost everyone of us uses the cloud. If you’re using any service that lets you access your files no matter which device you’re using (tablet, phone, desktop pc, or laptop), then you’re using a cloud service.

Concerns with The Cloud
Merriam-Webster defines “cloud computing” as “the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet”. I guess we can say that the cloud is basically the internet — but that definition may be too simplistic especially in the eyes of highly technical people. Email, webmail and online storage services are all in the cloud.

There are many benefits to cloud computing.

One of the obvious pros is that it lets us access our files even when we’re not using our own computer. This is really important when your computer just suddenly crashes. Everyone who has experienced the dreaded “blue screen of death” on their computers very well know the importance of having your files stored in the cloud. If you are looking for Professional IT that can provide you with cloud security there are plenty of business that specialise in doing so.

When I switched from an Android phone to the iPhone about 3 months ago, I was looking for an easy way to transfer my contacts to my new phone. Though I did not find a one-click solution, I simply imported the Contacts on my Android to my Macbook Address Book via USB. I made sure that the iCloud was enabled on both my MacBook and iPhone. And voila, my iPhone’s Contacts instantly reflected the names on my Macbook’s Address Book. It was so easy. And it was all because of the cloud.

But several techy people have expressed some concerns on cloud computing too.

I found a nice infographic that shows some of the concerns of having all of your important files on the cloud.

Concerns With The Cloud (Infographic)

 

Personally, I think it’s important for us to balance things when it comes to the cloud. We just need to recognize and maximize the benefits of using it to store our important files. But we also need to consider the possibility of the concerns raised in the infographic above — especially the one about security.

So just in case the cloud crashes, make sure you got your important files backed up on some hard drive too!

What are your thoughts on the cloud given the information above? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂



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Concerns With The Cloud: An Interesting Infographic — 3 Comments

  1. My husband and I have ben discussing subscribing to a cloud service as we travel quite a bit, and we both share and work on a lot of data (like my website and blog posts are in process of development). I also want a third “backup” for data – we have my laptop and an external hard drive, but additional redundancy (is that redundant?) ould add some comfort. Our biggest concern is that expressed in the infographic: security. My husband is almost paranoid about others obtaining access, but I argue that the benefits outweight the costs, and besides, we ar enot putting any really sensitive data out there. Our decision? TBD….

  2. I stored my data in my hard drive, but i was thinking about having cloud too, since i travel. But your post make me thinks twice about wanting to used cloud, since security is my main reason and losing all the data. Thank you for bring this up, it’s great post to read about cloud

  3. We have been discussing this. I’m not so sure about it, but my husband is all for it.