How the Cloud Is Helping Us Through These Extraordinary Times
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How the Cloud Is Helping Us Through These Extraordinary Times

The Added Benefits of Cloud Technology During Extraordinary Times


As schools shuttered and businesses moved their workforce from the office to their own living rooms, companies and institutions of all sizes turned to cloud computing in order to keep productivity alive. Whether you’re signing into Zoom for a conference call or logging into Google Classroom for your latest assignment, the cloud has become the backbone of almost everyone’s social isolation routine. Let’s take a look what made the quiet takeover possible:


Flexibility in any business is important, but when it comes to computing and processing it’s vital. As more and more users logged on, cloud systems were able to increase their processing power to meet the increased demand. Where some locally-networked apps often fail, cloud-reliant apps like Favro, a popular cloud-hosted planning and collaboration app, were able to seamlessly muscle through the increased demand. For software and services relying on local servers, a sudden spike in demand can overwhelm the system and leave users helpless as developers work through system crashes. The cloud’s ability to adapt to increased use seamlessly and without any hiccups helped elevate its popularity during the shift to remote working and learning.



For many organizations, right now, the most important aspect of the cloud is access. As long as you have access to an internet connection, you’ll have access to the cloud. When people closed the doors to their offices indefinitely, signing into the cloud became the new way of clocking in. In an instant – or sometimes up to a couple hours depending on the cloud service – files can be shared, edited and saved. Services like “Google Docs” allow people to simultaneously work on files from anywhere in the world. Similarly, cloud storage solutions like Polarbackup, allow companies to store large amounts of data that can be accessed by multiple users from anywhere.


Not Just For Businesses

While the cloud has risen to the top as a go-to solution for businesses during this time, it’s important to note that companies aren’t the only ones that benefit from it. As a home user, personal files such as treasured family photos and home videos, as well as important documents and data like tax returns, contracts, and titles can be preserved on the cloud protected from what’s happening in the physical world. And, all the same cloud tools – from video conferencing to planning apps – can be used to keep in touch with your loved ones and organize your personal life.


The ability to stay connected while socially isolating has been in large part due to cloud computing. Scalability and accessibility has made it useful to companies and personal users alike. While there is still a lot of uncertainty about the future as the world begins to look ahead, one thing can be certain: the cloud is here to stay.


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