Cloud computing has become a popular buzzword around the technology sector for the last few years. However, it is starting to go mainstream, but many people still aren’t familiar with what it really means. The funny part is that most Americans use cloud-computing systems and don’t even realize it.
The Editions TV with Terry highlights how most Americans are using cloud computing everyday, and don’t even realize it. Cloud computing simply refers to using services on the Internet without actually having to download or own the software you’re using. It has become a cost effective way for millions of people to access the resources they need to without having to be on a computer.
Furthermore, with the advent of more mobile technologies, people can start accessing their information from anywhere, instead of being tied to a desktop PC. This has allowed for much more flexibility in the workplace.
The first way that people started using cloud-computing services several years ago was email. When it first rolled out, it wasn’t specifically called cloud computing, but it was essentially what it was. Remember Hotmail, the first online email service? That is cloud computing, where your email is actually stored online in the “cloud” and you can access it from anywhere you want by simply going to a website.
Editions TV highlights that cloud computing emails services have evolved dramatically with the evolution of Gmail and Google Apps for business. Now, companies no longer need to have servers, but can instead rely on Google’s Gmail to provide email solutions for their employees. This has allowed for more flexibility in the workplace.
Music has also evolved to be cloud-based in many aspects. Less people are buying CDs and other hard copies of music albums. Instead, people are downloading their songs online, or even just “streaming” their music over the Internet. This streaming music is also cloud computing at work, since you don’t actually have a physical copy of the album you want, you just listen to it over the Internet.
This has become a popular alternative to paying for music, while at the same to provided flexibility to listen to what you want, when you want to listen to it.
Finance and Accounting
Finance and accounting programs has also been making their way to cloud computing to provide people access to their money matters anywhere they are. The Editions TV series has previously highlighted some of the best ways that people can keep track of their finances and do their taxes. Both of these areas have great solutions that have started to move to cloud based computing services.
For example, you can keep track of your finances online by using websites like Mint.com, and you can keep track of your accounting needs by using cloud based Quickbooks Online. As companies realize that more and more individuals are working on the go, or working remotely, they have been trying to provide solutions that meet those unique needs. The cloud has been able to address that by simply storing everything online and letting companies and people access that information by going to a simple webpage.
Editions TV on Apps You Use Everyday
Finally, the apps that you have been using everyday on the Internet are probably being driven by cloud based computing solutions. For example, major websites like Reddit, instead of investing millions of dollars in servers and places to put these servers, they pay other companies to rent space on their servers. This is essentially cloud computing at work because it allows them to host the data on their websites in the cloud, and millions of people a day access them.
So, next time you are browsing the Internet or using your favorite app, realize that is may be a cloud computing based app.