Transferring your files to the cloud may sound scary, but it’s worth it. This post outlines all the benefits of cloud storage and demonstrates its superior performance over traditional data storage methods. Anyone who has been using the internet over the past few years has undoubtedly come across the term “cloud” and may have used it for themselves. Email services, video streaming sites like YouTube and Netflix, and even simple file sharing sites like Dropbox all reside in the cloud. If you or your company can benefit from cloud storage, we’ll cover all the details here.

backup copy
If you’re a remote worker or freelancer, you know the mess that can happen when a hard drive crashes. Not only will it need to be replaced, but your data may be permanently deleted. Some data can be recovered with good data recovery services, but it is not always possible to recover data, and usually at least some is lost permanently. Worse things can happen if you lose your phone or computer. There is currently no way to recover your data. “Cloud” is useful here. Backing up your data to the cloud is the only way to be sure your data is safe and accessible. As an added bonus, cloud storage companies with multiple copies of files in the cloud are the most resilient to data loss.

Update and sync files remotely
If you want to change a file on your laptop and update it on another system, you must physically copy the document to that system. However, updates to files stored in the cloud apply equally to everyone accessing them from any device. Also, most cloud services have a feature called “sync” or simply “sync”. Sync requires you to install and log in to cloud software, usually called a “sync client”. If you have installed the sync client on more than one device, your files will be synced automatically and instantly between all your devices. Learn more on this page.

Share files with others
The convenience of cloud storage lies in the simplicity of sharing files with others. If your data is already stored in the cloud, you don’t need to upload it to a data transfer service or email it. Just put your files in your cloud storage and select the “Share” button. In most cases, pasting a link will provide the recipient with a link to access, download, or view your content.