How to Get the Most Out of the Cloud

Cloud computing is a term used to refer to the trend of moving computing to the Internet.

Industry experts present their best picks.

Best Photo Cloud Storage

iDrive: This platform allows backs up contacts, photos, videos, and events on iOS, and Android users can
also back up call logs and apps that can extract information to automatically create reminders. Files are
encrypted with military-grade encryptions, so data is secure.

A basic 5 GB storage plan is free, with larger plans offering competitive price points.

Dropbox: This platform can sync files across devices manually or automatically. There are also several
collaborative tools that allows team work on presentations, documents or photo projects, or individual
sharing. The free storage limit for Dropbox is 2 GB, with other paid plans for larger storage and upgraded

Microsoft OneDrive: Preinstalled on Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft has developed a mobile app that
works across iOS, Android and Windows Phone systems. OneDrive automatically tags and categorizes
uploaded images plus it allows collaborative work in real-time. PDFs can also be annotated and authored
from devices. The basic plan offers 5 GB of free storage, with other premium plans available.

Backblaze: Backup files are secured with encryption, two-factor authentication and staff chat. Available
for small monthly fee or annual plan.

Cloud Storage benefits
 Flexibility: Ability to adjust bandwidth. The advantage is cost reduction during slow content with
quick ramp up capability during busy times can be a competitive advantage.
 Disaster Recovery: Whether the weather amid diverse geographic locations.
 Automatic Updates: Back in the day when updates could be as constant fixed as bugs, plus
modern security issues
 Obsolete Hardware: Hard drives as obsolete with advanced streaming tech
 Modern mobility: As more work shifts to the cloud, modern mobility is essential. Virtual has
become vital.

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