Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tips: College Students and Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been in the news a great deal lately, as more and more options emerge. From established technology companies to entirely new programs, cloud computing is now available from numerous different providers, and the general public is becoming aware of the benefits it offers, mostly in professional environments. However, it is important to realize that cloud computing is not beneficial only to people in business environments. In the past year or so, a whole new group of cloud users has emerged: college students.

A college workload can be difficult to manage, and students are always looking for new ways to simplify their academic lives. And, many are beginning to realize that cloud computing networks offer numerous features and capabilities that can be very helpful with regard to managing workload. So, here are 4 specific benefits that college students are taking advantage of with cloud computing.

1. Flexibility

The main benefits for college students using cloud computing networks are convenience and flexibility. The basic nature of a cloud network is that it allows you to save files on your cloud, instead of on a specific computing device. For students, this means the ability to access files from anywhere on campus at any time - whether from a personal computer, in the school library, or even from a smart phone or tablet. It simply makes working on assignments more convenient and allows students much-needed flexibility.

2. File Transfer

When college students need to print or send large files, it can often be a bit of an inconvenience. Sometimes students rely on disk drives to transfer work from a personal laptop to a school computer so that it can be printed more easily. Sometimes students have to email extensive papers or presentations to professors, and problems can arise fairly easily. On the cloud, however, through services like ShareFile, students can simply upload such files to be transferred or printed directly from the cloud whenever needed.

This is a Guest Post from Richard Ellis


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