The Cloud continues to be a very hot trend in computing and data storage. The Cloud allows personal and business users to back up their data without physically owning the servers to do so. The merits of this strategy have already been discussed on the Tab Blog here , but recently an incident concerning MegaUpload, a cloud data storage service, have made headlines displaying just how sideways things can go when the Cloud breaks down.
The cloud is all the rage at the moment in the world of technological innovation. However, it hasn't really become too publicly used yet and is currently focused on applications in the business world. One facet that cloud technology brings to the office is cloud printing. At its most basic cloud printing is the ability to print from the internet or from another device even if you don't have immediate access to a computer.
With Apple, Google, and Amazon all in the market, the cloud is looking to be the next big technology. Now when a lot of people think of the cloud, they picture a sort of hard drive in the sky as if your data is going to heaven. In actuality that really isn't the case. At its most basic the cloud is a centralized storage system over a network. As with every new technology, the cloud also comes with its advantages and disadvantages.