Although cloud computing has been around for a while, it’s only in recent years that we’ve begun to realise its full potential, it’s already had a massive impact on all kinds of sectors, from retail to healthcare. Cloud computing lies at the heart of the digital transformation for many organisations, as it allows them to be more scalable and accessible, increase their cyber security, and much more. Many construction companies are turning to the cloud as their solution of choice, and at FluidOne, we’ve been working with companies in this sector since our inception.
Cloud computing has been around for a few decades now, but has become even more prevalent in recent years. In fact, the term ‘cloud computing’ has become a technology buzzword, but it essentially means that you’re able to use remote servers to store your data and files, and access them from any location, as well as everything from applications and services to storage and extra processing power.
Last week (and technically year) Fluidata published our round-up of 2014 which included some of our own personal highlights as well as the biggest issues and talking points in the online industry. At Fluidata we believe that the UK digital divide is an issue that is becoming increasingly prominent, which is why since 2009 we have been working on our Service Exchange Platform (SEP) to provide Internet access to areas affected by rural broadband.
These days even small businesses are starting to benefit from managed hosting as not only does it help them save money but also ensures their data is secure at all times. However, large companies have been using this form of technology for years in order to expand their businesses and stay one step ahead of their competitors.
Since Apple’s iCloud was hacked and certain users’ personal information was leaked online a number of users and business owners have become concerned over the security of cloud based products. This is one of the reasons why Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was quick to claim that the hacks had not been system-wide and that users’ data was safe, however he added: “When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece ... I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That's not really an engineering thing.”
History teaches us that progress is at the very heart of human nature and society. Progress may not always preset itself as linear, it may be cyclical or even - if we subscribe to the theories of Hegel or Marx - dialectical, yet society, we are taught, always moves forward – in science, in philosophy, in liberty, in modernity etc.