Posted On June 30, 2011 By In Design, Mobile

Does the future lie in the cloud?

With all the recent frenzy everywhere about cloud computing; the real question that is posed to us is: does the future of technology lie in the cloud?

There has been a lot of talk in recent months about cloud computing and its benefits and flaws. We have recently seen Google launch the Chrome OS – the first fully cloud based OS. We have also seen Google acquire Sage TV, probably with intentions of taking Google TV to the cloud along with their other services like Google Docs. Microsoft has just recently launched Office 365, which is supposed to be Google Docs’ major competitor and last but not least, Apple has announced the release of its iCloud service.

So where is all this talk about the cloud coming from and where is it leading us to? The cloud is basically a server or set of servers that are stationed in headquarters of an IT organization somewhere in the world. All of a client’s information is stored in these servers as long as the client has access to the Internet. With such things being possible, people are no longer limited to their home computers; they do not have to carry their hard drives wherever they go. Everything is accessible through any computer that has access to the Internet (which is becoming more widespread each day). Lots of corporations have started using the cloud for their businesses so as to reduce the risk of them losing their important data.








As with every new technology, it always takes a while for people to go along with it. What do you think about the cloud? Is it going to be a  success in the future? Or is it going to be a failed attempt at companies and consumers? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Paul Ogunlowo is a technology enthusiast. He loves testing, playing with and owning any and every gadget on the market. He is a Junior student studying Information Technology at Hofstra University in New York. In his spare time he develops websites.