We’ve all seen the dreaded “storage full” message on our computer or mobile device. There’s a solution to this data dilemma: online data storage—commonly known as “the cloud.” The cloud is a worldwide network of computers that stores data and provides secure, authorized access to that information via the internet. It offers advantages over typical data storage, and with the right provider and security precautions, you benefit from the cloud and keep your information safe.
Every Cloud has a Silver Lining
Be On Cloud Nine with the Right Provider
Reputable providers, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Apple’s iCloud offer free gigabytes of space but may be worth the monthly fee for added features, such as improved security and data sharing. Consider these factors when selecting a provider:
Recent cloud provider reviews: PCMag.com and Consumer Reports.
Cloudy with a Chance of Loss
Experts recommend taking additional security precautions to help keep your data secure:
Learn more about Passwords: The Stronger the Better.
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