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Cloud: Get to know it
Cloud is a word that is now on most people's lips and the word is most likely here to stay.
With this page we want to shed some light on what this 'cloud' actually is.
What does cloud mean?
Cloud is an English word and means 'cloud' directly translated into English
In the word lies the meaning of a large part of the digital world and development, which is directly linked to the Internet and communication and work over it. The cloud is basically just a metaphor for working over the internet - something that has developed explosively in recent years with faster internet connections to a wider section of the population, while more and more people are getting connected to the internet every day.
The cloud has been around for a long time, but in recent years it has become more recognised as a way of talking about working across the internet.
Today, there are tons of ways to collaborate and communicate over the Internet - whether it's email, file sharing, social startups (GoMore, AirBNB, etc.), video calls or social media (Facebook, Twitter). All are applications that are not installed on your computer, but are executed directly from the 'cloud' - for example in an internet browser.
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What are the benefits of cloud computing?
When you use software, services or your own services over the internet, you're already in the cloud - everything happens directly through your internet connection and you don't need to have heavy applications that both clutter and slow down your computer.
This is one of the biggest advantages.
The pace of development is accelerating and it will soon be an exception that you have installed applications and apps on your devices. Previously heavy computer applications such as Photoshop are also being assisted directly in the cloud in several ways, so you can use the application with greater flexibility than before.
An example of image editing being outsourced to the cloud is when you upload a new profile picture to Facebook - then you have a wealth of editing options. You no longer need to edit the image locally on your computer before uploading.
The security of cloud computing
In addition to this flexibility, safety is paramount. As soon as you have your work somewhere other than on your computer, you have access to better and greater security facilities than your own computer. So your computer becomes more or less just the tool you use to manage your data, which is stored in the cloud. If your computer fails, your work is stored in the cloud and you can get it back as soon as you get your hands on a new computer.
It makes switching computers much easier, with greater peace of mind and fewer worries.