Many people today are learning of the advantages of having cloud services backing up your data and for those of you that have Apple devices you can learn more about icloud from the iCloud homepage or log in page. Although for the rest of us we may need to use other cloud facilities, those too can be learned about from the different services homepages however, let us look at what the cloud is and what it can do for us. Cloud is just a name that has been given to a large data storage facility online and today, because of its popularity, there are several services you can chose from. All of the different services though basically offer the same thing or something g very similar at least and that is the storage of your data without you having to fill the memory of the PC, laptop or device that you use. Perhaps the cloud’s most appealing feature is that once you have a cloud account, you can access it from any device, anywhere on the internet, providing you use the correct password for that account. So if you have a nice photo on your PC at home but find the need to want to share the photo with a friend whilst you are out, you just need to access the cloud on your mobile device and call up the photo on that. Of course, in this case you would have had to have placed the photo in the cloud from your PC but most people that have cloud accounts, opt to automatically backup all the data from all of their devices, avoiding them from having to rely on their memory to do so. This is obviously very good for businesses which have an extraordinary amount of data that needs to be stored and backed up. At one time, before the cloud, a business may even of had to get its own server to ensure that it had enough space to backup all that they needed to but now, they need only open a cloud account with enough space to hold all their data. The space on most cloud facilities is almost limitless and so will be able to handle any business’s data but the cost will depend on just how much space the business requires. It is also very useful for most businesses that data in the cloud can be accessed by anyone, on any device, from anywhere provided that they have the correct password. This means that a businessman away on a trip can access files on their laptop or even on a client’s PC. It also means that salesmen can update information whilst they are still out of the office, not having to wait till they return to update. With data being constantly updated in this matter, a CEO or business owner knows that when they access something themselves, the information that they see will be accurate and up to date, not just as it stood yesterday.