On Cloud Nine

Cloud computing is nothing new, but many don’t realize it’s the backbone of daily communication tools. For business or everyday life, here’s a refresh about services and applications that leverage the power and storage capabilities of the cloud.

Social Media
Across the globe, people are using Facebook (over two billion), Twitter (300 million), LinkedIn (450 million), Instagram (800 million), and the list goes on. These applications use the cloud for exchanges. Upload a photo – it’s stored in the cloud. Send your friend a message – it’s in the cloud.

File Sharing and Online Storage
Services such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive, and others are all hosted in the cloud. All the information you send, use, and store is being transported between your device and the servers that make up the cloud.

Web-based Email Services
You check it on your laptop, phone, tablet…you access it everywhere. That’s all thanks to the cloud. The cloud allows you to send, store, and give you access to your email whenever and wherever you need it.

Video Calls and Instant Messaging
Services such as Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts have made it possible to connect with people across the globe. Additionally, the cloud has enabled users to share instant messages through chat applications such as WhatsApp and Slack.

The cloud is ubiquitous and not going away anytime soon. Embrace it, and use it to your advantage at work or at play.

For more information on cloud computing for your business, contact Nextrio today at (520) 519-6301 or visit us online at www.nextrio.com.