The advancements in electronic devices are increasing every day, with the trend moving towards devices that are simpler and smaller in size, but with greater computing power and speed. Modern users have a range of devices from which to choose, including desktop personal computers (PC), laptops, smart phones, and tablets. Today, most people own some combination of these devices. In fact, many users have all four types of devices at their disposal, in order to facilitate increased mobility for a range of locations and greater utility for a variety of purposes.
Although modern users may own a range of electronic computing devices that enable internet access, most people do not carry all of their devices with them at once. So, there remains a real problem to consider: what if a user needs access to a file that is on their desktop computer, for example, but they only have their mobile tablet at the time? Or, what if a user wants to share a favorite photo with a friend, but the photo is not saved on the device that they have with them?
Luckily, there is an easy solution available to computer users today who seek to access files from multiple devices: the virtual drive of online cloud storage services.
Cloud storage services, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, and Box, provide users with online space where files can be easily stored, retrieved, edited, and managed on demand, from any device with internet access. Users can upload selected files from their computer to the cloud storage account, and from there they can access the stored files from any of their internet-ready electronic devices.
Having multiple computing devices is typical among today’s modern users, which can present challenges when it comes to retrieving files that may not be physically located on an available device. But virtual, online cloud storage allows easy and efficient access to files from any device and from anywhere that has internet availability. Join the cloud revolution!