Cloud computing is all the rave today, with sitcoms even referring to it (see Big Bang Theory Cloud back up). While it is a buzzword, sometimes, you hear things from some people that makes you convinced that not everyone understands what the Cloud really is.
Here’s a quick explanation from PCMag:
“…to be considered “cloud computing,” you need to access your data or your programs over the Internet, or at the very least, have that data synchronized with other information over the Net.”
That’s clear as day, isn’t it?
But how can you take advantage of cloud computing as a blogger or online publisher? Aside from making sure your cherished photos (which may or may not be relevant to what you’re doing), is there anything else of import about the Cloud for a blogger?
Here’s an infographic that gives an overview of what you can do, and I’ve added some tricks on how you can take advantage of the Cloud as an online publisher.
- Streaming. Video and sound are elements that can add value to your content. Streaming services gives you access to media which you many otherwise not have stored locally. This is also convenient when you’re on the road and still working.
- Document sharing. You may have a document stored on your computer, but what if you’re out, you need the document, and you only have your iPad with you? Enter the cloud – assuming you’ve uploaded that file to a service such as Dropbox. If you use a Mac, though, you will soon be able to do this seamlessly with the upcoming OS, Yosemite.
- Backups. Backing up your blog on a regular basis is good practice. There are many tutorials on how to do this, although some web hosts offer this in their packages, and you can easily back up your blog with a click or two.
Here, take a look at the infographic, which will give you more ideas about what you can do with the Cloud.
How else do you take advantage of the cloud for your online publishing needs? What apps do you use that run in the cloud?
Let’s hear from you in the comments.
Also read: 5 Solutions For Backing Up Your Blog
Author: Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
Editor of Splashpress Media, writer, and geek bitten by the travel bug.