PCMAN – What is cloud computing? Where is the cloud? How do you store things somewhere you can’t physically see?
Well first of all, the Internet has made our life easier or worst—depends on our point of view. Lets start positively by looking at how it has improved the way we work, especially for those who work within the IT industry.
Imagine you are working in a team, where each of your team members has their own computer to store their working files. When it comes to gathering all the data needed for the shared project, it would be quite hard to acquire them from different sources, wouldn’t it? Or in another case, you have a local server for your team, but are terrified of the system going down at the most inconvenient, unscheduled time.
If you have been dealing with this problem, then cloud computing should be the solution for you to consider doing. Cloud Computing is a method of using a hosted server on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than using a local server.
It might be hard for some of us to understand where the Cloud is. The name itself actually helps us to visualize its location—it’s above, up in the air. In a less sophisticated way, your files are stored in an invisible cupboard on the Internet. Here are three basic points to help you understand Cloud Computing better:
- Cloud is just a metaphor of the Internet. Your data is saved on the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.
- It allows easy access for more than one user to retrieve the data/information saved in the Cloud.
- Cloud Computing optimizes the effectiveness of the shared resources.
Cloud Computing can be beneficial for companies that want to improve its accessibility, flexibility and reduce capital cost on its technology infrastructure development. It will also help monitor projects more effectively, globalize the workforce and minimize licensing new software.
In this modern world where “working from home” is getting more popular, Cloud Computing support that concept by giving more freedom for independent workers to access information regardless of their location or what device they use. This method is believed to increase performance and productivity of a company when it’s applied to the right extend.
So what are you waiting for? You can Google more about Cloud Computing, or simply jump to PCMan website for more information and services on this particular subject.