Enter the Cloud
Cloud. Today, it’s all about the cloud. Store in the cloud, work in the cloud … live in the cloud. Google even created ChromeOS to embrace the cloud – and we now have laptops that do practically nothing unless they are connected to said cloud. While you could argue the merits of cloud computing all day and night – we’re only going to look at one aspect of it in this article. Storage.
Cloud storage has been around for a very long time and there are more players in the space now than ever before. There are venerable favorites like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Skydrive/OneDrive – and even more you haven’t heard of like Copy.com, Rackspace and Amazon S3. With so many choices, you would think that competition would get the best of the market and drive prices down and features up, but oddly enough that hasn’t happened. Sure, some cloud services have better features and cheaper solutions but there still isn’t really one to “rule them all”. Read more
Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+