What is a Cloud?
A cloud is the use of computer resources over a network. Basically it’s a virtual flash drive. So you can save things to alloted space on the Internet.
Why do I need a Cloud?
Let say you store all your files on a flash drive and if it gets lost or broken, then store you’re out of luck. If those same documents are stored on a cloud you can access them from anywhere on the world on any device with an Internet connection. It works with Mac,Windows, Linux, Iphone, Android, Blackberry almost any device you can think of. This comes in handy if you have a work computer, tablet, and a home computer. You can work on the same project without emailing it to yourself or carrying a flash drive with you.
Let’s say you have a business and you need to send files to your PR team, then accounting, and to end up with your graphic designer. If you uploads these files to your Cloud all the different department (that you give permission to) now have access to these files. This is much easier than emailing the files and there is no size limit to the files you can send. (As long as you have the space on your cloud.)
What is DropBox?
Is Dropbox Free? And are there other Clouds?
There are other free clouds out there including Google drive, Ubuntu One, Box, Sugarsync, Yandex, S3 and Microsoft Skydrive. Dropbox is the easiest one to use and most widely acceptable with plenty of features, apps, and plugins. Google drive is a close second with fewer features but 5gb of free storage. and Google drive lets you use 25gb of cloud storage for only $2.5 per month. Which is much cheaper than Dropbox and most servers on the Internet are Google server which mean the syns are the fastest. But, in my experience Google drive is harder for the average person to figure out.
Dropbox gives you 2gb of storage for free. If you want to upgrade to 100gb is unly $99 per year. And do I i did and refer people for free space each person you refer you get an exrta 500mb. Click here to sign up