What is Cloud Storage

You’ve heard the term, and you may even be using it, but what is Cloud Storage?

You can think of cloud storage as a hard drive in the sky, accessible from any device that has internet access.

There are several cloud storage companies . . . Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.  They each have their benefits and drawbacks.  They all have a free version and a paid version.  At this point, they are almost indistinguishable from each other.  If you haven’t started using one and want to, just pick one that integrates best with your workflow.

There are three important things to do when using cloud storage:

  1. Create a secure password (need help – read this)
  2. Remember to logout of your cloud storage if you are not using your own device.
  3. Keep a local backup of important files when possible. No system is foolproof.

Next week:  How to find the data you stored in cloud storage . . . or on your hard drive . . . or somewhere else.