What Is Cloud Computing And Why Do You Care?

What Is Cloud Computing?

In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive.  

Cloud computing can increase a company's productivity and profitability BUT there are lots of benefits for families too.

4 Reasons Families Care!

#1 Computers become invisible | As a user you no longer have to be an expert in your hardware and your storage - no more frustration when you run out of space on your laptop. Interacting with a computer is more user friendly (your small children understand the technology before you do!) and finally the cloud allows your computing power to become hands free for example Microsoft Kinect and Amazon Echo.

#2 You make smarter decisions | Just in time training and access to information is available from anywhere.  Its easier with recommendation engines, online communities and even your friends to make buying decisions for products that will work well for you and your family.  It is easy and quick to get advice from people you trust.

#3 Public and private clouds will make homes healthier | A WSJ article recently shared information on how 'the cloud allows doctors to wirelessly monitor patients with sleep apnea, collect information and then tap into a network of experts to devise a treatment plan. At a recent trade show, experimental technology was showcased that uses an infrared camera mounted above the bathroom mirror to take a daily photo of a person’s face. Over time, the images can be stored and analyzed for changes, alerting doctors of pre-cancerous skin cells so treatment can begin earlier".

#4 Language barriers are disappearing | when we contact someone in another country on a mobile our words can be instantly translated into each other’s language using voice recognition and translation software. In addition using cloud training technology its easier for us and our children to become bi-lingual.