November 7, 2015

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its the Cloud

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You have no doubt heard the term Cloud. But what is it?

“The Cloud” is actually tens of thousands of computers connected to each other in a very secure building and it is estimated that there are more than 100,000 of these buildings around the world.

Companies like Amazon, Dropbox, Apple, Microsoft & Google plus too many others to mention build these incredible data centres to provide us with the services we now find on our computers, tablets and smartphones.

The Cloud has been around for a very long time, though in the past it was known as Network Computing. With the proliferation of the internet, especially mobile internet, the term has been replaced with the Cloud. 

“There is a lot of debate about is the cloud safe to use – particularly around security.” Says Colin Dunkerley of iPadLessons.com.au

“However I see more issues with viruses and passwords on our own computers than with the security of these big companies.”

“You are more likely to be burgled or have a hard drive fail than to have your data hacked from these billion dollar companies that have hundreds, if not thousands of dedicated staff protecting our data”

About the author 

Colin Dunkerley

Colin Dunkerley, better known as The iPad Man - has been helping seniors learn how to use the iPad and iPhone since 2012. More than 1800 seniors have either enjoyed his one on one tuition or participated in small group courses to improve their iPad skills. Plus more than 12,500 people follow his tips & updates on Facebook. (facebook.com/theipadman)

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