They’re everywhere: in cars, shopping malls, and restaurants, even at family and professional sporting events. They are so common place these days, I'm not sure I know anyone who doesn't own one...the "attached at the hip" CELL PHONE!! Have you noticed, though, how often a wireless phone isn’t being used to actually talk to another person.
Unless you're a hermit, you are out and about every day, sometimes several time a day. And each time you venture outdoors, whether it's to a meeting, the grocery store, a concert, sporting event, or on vacation, it's an occasion for something to happen to your mobile phone or the information in it.
"Cloud Computing" is definitely the buzzword "De Jour"...but there are very few of us who really understand what this is and how it works. So here is a little "Cloud 101" to hopefully allow a little better understanding of this phenomenon.
"Cloud Computing" means that instead of all the computer hardware and software you're using sitting on your desktop, or somewhere inside your company's network, it's provided for you as a service by another company and accessed over the Internet, usually in a completely seamless way.
Just how many times have you said those two terrifying words while sitting in front of your computer..."OH NO!!!"
Usually uttered when something has gone terribly wrong, like your screen has suddenly gone dark or blank...and you don't think your data has been saved.