This work was supported by the Official Language Support Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Bilingual Ottawa program of the Association Communautés Francophone d'Ottawa.
Phrases like “the cloud” and “cloud storage” are increasingly common online, but what do they even mean? Simply put, the cloud is a term for online storage.
Cloud services are readily available and you may even be using them without knowing it. For example, most smartphones ask you to create an account with a backup of your files so that you can port them over to new devices.
When you save files to your cloud service, they are available to you on any of your devices, opening up space on your devices for files that you may need to store locally.
There are almost as many cloud storage providers as there are clouds in the sky! Each one is different and has its pros and cons, so it’s important to do your research before committing to one. From free to paid, light storage to unlimited, and personal to business use, there are cloud services for everyone’s needs. With these #InternetIntelligence tips, you’ll be in a better position to find the cloud service that’s right for you.
Nearly every online service now uses the cloud to some degree. And using cloud storage yourself, can be a great way to organize and back-up your files, while keeping space available on your devices. There are tons of different cloud storage services available, but it’s important to stay safe no matter which one you choose.