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    Your One-Stop-Shop for Resources Explaining Cloud COmputing Basics

    By: Justin Bigger
    December 16, 2014

    In this blog you will find a selection of articles that clarify some of the cloud computing basics, such as storage, tools available, providers, usage, cost, the role of your staff and more. Click on any title or image below and you will be taken to the original article, which contains more depth and explanation.

     

    5 Benefits Cloud Storage Providers Offer Businesses

    cloud_storage_providersMany people are already utilizing the benefits of the cloud for personal reasons, but many businesses have yet to take the leap. Whether your current on-premise data storage seems sufficient or you simply haven’t taken time to consider cloud storage, reviewing the following benefits will reiterate the business advantages:

    1. Cost Savings
    2. Simplified Convenience
    3. Enhanced Security
    4. Mobility Opportunities
    5. Scalable Service

    For the detailed explanations of each benefit, read the full article.

     

    Google Drive vs. Dropbox

    cloud_storage_servicesCurrently, Google Drive and Dropbox are two of the most popular options when it comes to storing, sharing and retrieving data from the cloud. These applications offer various options for both personal and business storage needs, but which one is better? Is one of them arguably better than the other? Comparing the following will help you determine the winner in the battle between Google Drive vs. Dropbox. See the full article for a detailed comparison of the following features:

    • Pricing & Storage
    • Desktop & Web Usability
    • Sharing & Collaboration

    Cloud Computing Infographic: Answer Your What, Why and How Questions

    The cloud is changing today’s business landscape. From storage to software to security, cloud services are taking over almost every aspect of technology. If you don't embrace this new technology, you risk being left behind by forward thinking competitors.

    For a high level overview of cloud computing, review our infographic. It addresses the following questions:

    • What is the Cloud?
    • Why Use the Cloud?
    • Top Uses of the Cloud

    It provides a snapshot of the many ways cloud computing is (or could be) incorporated into business operations. Here's a start:

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    How Local Cloud Storage Providers Differ From Big Name Providers

    local_cloud_storage_providersBecause it seems unfamiliar and remote, cloud storage can seem to be a scary investment for businesses. There are many unanswered questions and a fear of the unknown surrounding this latest technology development. With big-name cloud storage suppliers, such as Amazon or Google, it seems all you do is pay for mysterious storage space you can’t see or touch and there is no one to ask if you have a question. It’s hard to validate what you are actually getting for your money.

    Local cloud storage providers can eliminate these fears and the lack of attention associated with a virtual service. Here are three important advantages local cloud storage providers offer:

    1. Relationships Exist
    2. Hands-On Support is Available
    3. You Won’t Assume All Liability

    For the full article, click here.


    Cloud Computing Infographic: Myths, Busted

    cloudcomputingmythsThere are many myths that exist related to cloud computing, in part due to the complexity and confusion that evolve around this technology. With this infographic we are aiming to disprove the myths preventing businesses from taking advantage of the cloud's abilities. Here are seven myths that are busted:

    1. Data stored in the cloud is not secure.
    2. The cloud is expensive.
    3. Your IT staff will lose their jobs.
    4. There is less control in the cloud and changes are difficult.
    5. The cloud is one-size-fits-all.
    6. Cloud computing is a fad.
    7. The cloud is unreliable.

    Find out why these myths are false by reviewing the complete infographic.

     

     

    For more blogs related to cloud computing, visit our blog listing page. It is our goal to help clarify your options and answer any questions you may have. If there is a topic or question you would like us to address, please comment below. If you want to go beyond the basics, I recommend our eBook:

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