Not so long ago, cloud computing was still a mystery to most people, and as a result rolled out of the gates with less momentum then it probably should have.
Times have really changed. In recent years, cloud computing has become virtually invaluable too many individuals, businesses, and even government organizations. There are many reasons for this phenomenon, but chief among them is the nearly unlimited data storage as well as the flexibility of being able to use many different kinds of programs remotely.
This being said, even cloud-based operations can use some improvement from time to time. One such improvement that truly has the ability to take just about any business to another level is cloud storage.
This article will take a closer look at this subject and will provide our readers with five great ways in which just about anyone can improve the quality of their cloud storage.
1. MAKE SURE TO SYNC THE FOLDERS
One of the big complaints many businesses have concerning the cloud is the issue of lost and missing files. This situation usually comes about because there is a disconnect between the data on the clowd and the data on the home servers of the organization. The good news is, this situation is easily resolved. According to Wikipedia by simply syncing cloud storage as well as local storage businesses can avoid having to keep track of everything separately and will suffer from fewer missing files as a result.
2. ALWAYS BE SURE TO SYNC COMPUTERS AS WELL
As beneficial as synchronizing folders can be, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. It is just as important to be sure to synchronize multiple computers as well. When this is done properly this has the effect of keeping files and folders consistently organized across several local computers. In addition to this, when all of the computers are properly synced, there is no need to worry about moving files from one computer to another, and then to the cloud. All the files will be available on all of the computers, all of the time.
3. ALWAYS HAVE BACKUPS
Wise IT professionals are constantly making backups of their data. In many cases, these backups are made locally. The experts at IBM suggest that, in order to create yet another layer of protection, companies should create cloud backups as well. That way, if the worst ever happens to local systems, firms can rest assured in the knowledge that their valuable data is still safe and secure online.
4. USE THE CLOUD AS A DEFAULT DOWNLOAD LOCATION
In many situations, computer users will have downloaded material stored locally by default. To make use of the many advantages of cloud-based storage it can be advantageous to have such material stored on the cloud automatically.
5. FIND WAYS TO GET FREE STORAGE
One of the best things about online storage is.. storage. What many firms may be unaware of is that there are many ways to win extra storage, for free. In many cases, by simply referring another business to the cloud provider, businesses can themselves be rewarded with extra storage space on the on the cloud.