If someone says your head is in the clouds, it's not exactly a complement. They're actually saying you're so caught up in your own thoughts and daydreams you don't have a clue what's going on around you! But if someone suggests working in the cloud, they're not being sarcastic. They're actually offering great advice!
Let me explain...
The cloud is a place where you can store all your data, instead of keeping it on your hard drive or an external device. That way, all your text documents, pictures, and music isn't limited to just one computer. No matter what computer you're on, you'll be able to access all of it.
You've probably dealt with the cloud and not even known it! For example, if you have a Gmail account, you know you can log into it on any computer, anywhere in the world. That's because all your Gmail emails are stored in the cloud!
OK, so how can this help your business?
First and foremost, it's the best way to back up your files (you DO back everything up, right?!). Instead of spending your time putting everything on a flash drive or an external hard drive, you can store everything in the cloud. In fact, some online file storage tools will actually backup your computer's files automatically, so you don't have to lift a finger! That way, if anything happens to your particular computer, all your data will be safe. You can simply use another computer to log into the cloud and access everything you'd have otherwise lost!
Using the cloud is also ideal if you spend a lot of time travelling for work. Instead of spending time trying to load all the necessary files onto your laptop (and risk forgetting something!), you can simply log into the cloud in the airport, your hotel room, or your client's office and access everything you need.
The cloud can also serve as your memory assistant. After all, you probably have a ton of online passwords. Everything from your bank, to your email, to your web host has its own password - and trying to remember them all is about as tough as scaling Mt. Everest! Instead of trying to commit them to memory (or, worse, writing them down on a piece of paper that can easily be stolen!), you can get a cloud based tool that stores and encrypts all your passwords. Once you're logged into it, your passwords will automatically be filled out on all your different websites.
Sounds great! So, how do you get started?
You need to look for reputable companies that specialize in cloud computing. Whether you get an entire cloud based network or just a few tools is up to you. Either way, the cloud is a great place to work!
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