What is the cloud?

“The Cloud” is a term used to broadly describe software that runs over the internet.

To get a better grasp on it, every time you see “the cloud” mentally replace it with “someone else’s computer.”

For example:

Our business relies on the cloud someone else’s computer.
I backup my family photos to the cloud someone else’s computer.

– Some Poor Schmuck

Why does this matter? Well for starters:

  • Where is your data stored? Is it close or far away?
  • Who is responsible for keeping it safe? Do you trust them?
  • Do you know who has access to your data? How is it protected?

How do you decide which “cloud” to pick? Just ask yourself: Is it close, is it safe, and is it secure?

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