07 May 2013

Practical applications of the cloud

Although many people still prefer to store files solely on their own hardware (whether workstation, laptop, tablet, and so on), there are useful instances where it is more efficient to use cloud storage:

  • collaboration within a group
  • resource for web presentations
  • practical access for clients
  • free storage for small accounts (ie, up to 2Gb)
Box.com is one example, and you can now embed your files from their storage into your own work on the web, such as this:

Another great one can be found at Scribd, and embedded content from their storage will look like this:

Let's not forget Google Docs:

There are others, but I find these three to be quite useful.

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