For some business owners and professionals, the cloud is still a bit of an abstract concept.
You may have a general sense that the cloud could help your business in some way, but have questions about security, cost, and how it all works.
The first thing to understand is that the cloud is a “way” not a “place.” The cloud refers to software and services that run on a vast network of servers around the globe accessed via the internet, instead of locally on your own computer or servers. This system provides a means of storing and managing data and files, running applications, accessing email and hundreds of other possibilities.
In fact, chances are your company already uses a cloud-based app or service even if you don’t think of it that way. Most cloud services can be accessed through a web browser like Edge, Firefox or Google Chrome. Any service you log into online and that isn’t stored on a machine you own — such as SalesForce, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail — is an example of using the cloud. – Read more