The Cloud for Hard Drive Refugees: How to choose a cloud storage provider, maximize its use and more. (Tech 101 Kindle Book Series)

The Cloud for Hard Drive Refugees: How to choose a cloud storage provider, maximize its use and more. (Tech 101 Kindle Book Series)







For those reluctant to journey from hard drive to “the cloud,” author Andrea Eldridge offers this reality check: You’re already there. Sort of. In one way or another, most computer users at least passively employ cloud technology — even if only by accessing email. Now it’s time to explore your options, so you can proactively utilize a cloud storage and backup account. Eldridge offers a sky-full of down-to-earth detail about the cloud and how to maximize its use. According to Eldridge, advantages of cloud storage over the purchase of a secondary hard drive include unlimited storage space, reliability and off-site protection. She includes guidance on how to choose a cloud storage provider from among the many available, based upon the kind and amount of data you wish to store, the type and number of devices from which you will want access to it, and how widely you wish to share it.

Excerpt from the Book:

“The days of patiently connecting all of your mobile devices to your primary computer to sync your data only to have it instantly out of date as soon as you download a new track on your MP3 player can be over if you integrate your media collection into a syncing data storage solution. Some services even allow you to selectively sync data by device, so you can keep your workout tunes current on your phone without getting your partner’s daily podcasts.”

Highlights:

“Cloud” 101
Estimating how much space you need
How to choose a provider
Keeping your data safe
And much more!

Includes:

1. What Is the Cloud?
2. The Cloud for Data Storage
3. Choosing a Cloud Provider
4. The Cloud for Data Backup
5. Tips for Cloud Safety

About the Author:

Andrea Eldridge is CEO of Nerds on Call, which offers on-site computer and home theater setup and repair. She also is the syndicated columnist of Computer Nerds On Call (for Scripps-Howard Newspapers) and Nerd Chick Adventures, which runs weekly in the Redding Record Searchlight. Eldridge regularly appears as a guest tech correspondent on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS on shows such as “Good Day Sacramento,” Good Morning Arizona” and “MORE Good Day Oregon,” offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyles and gadgets.



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