“Even if Your Head Isn’t in the Clouds, Your Data Might Be”

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The Cloud

Are we all moving to the Cloud? It sure looks that way.

What is the Cloud? You might have heard of what I am talking about already, but in case you havent, I will explain. By “Cloud,” I certainly am not referring to the white fluffy stuff in the sky. “The Cloud” in technological jargon refers to the hovering entity that is the Internet, available anywhere in the world yet invisible to the naked eye.

Google, Apple, and Microsoft — what I like to call the “Big Three” of the computer world, are all hard at work putting together what I believe will revolutionize how we look at computers in the not-so-distant future. Currently, we typically would store our data and programs on our own home computers–perhaps even on an external hard drive. Soon, however, operating systems will be geared to store data “in the Cloud,” rather than actually “on your computer.” This means your pictures, documents, programs–everything will eventually be stored on the Internet and accessible from any computer in the world.

What does this mean? All I can say for sure is that it means a lot. Computer crashes will likely be less frequent and definitely less devastating. Plus, if you ever have music you want to play while you are away, you can access your tunes from any computer with access to the Cloud. If you have pictures you want to show someone, but are unable to access your personal computer, you can view your pictures directly from the Cloud. If your computer one morning suddenly explodes into a raging, fiery ball of silicon destruction that engulfs the entire neighborhood and kills your pentunias in the process… all of your data will still be safely stored in the indestructible Cloud.

Keep your eyes and ears open, boys and girls. The Cloud is coming.

Au revoir,

Scott Davis
Store Manager and Lead Technician
Powell Location

 

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