How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

cost-to-run-startup

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

Technology today and the one from just a couple of years ago aren’t that much different, it’s just their use that has refined over the years. And just as the automotive industry evolved and the cars that run on petrol today consume just a fraction of what they used to just 30 years ago, technology has allowed us to make some savings too: in our case, it’s time. Let’s take a couple of examples that you would run into during the course of a day, and have a look at how much time you actually save.

For starters, let’s say you snap a photo on your phone and want to see it on your computer. In the older days, it would have taken you a couple of minutes to find the phone’s cable and connect it to your computer, and then a couple more minutes to go through the phone’s file system, find the photo and finally copy it to the folder you keep your photos on your computer. Nowadays, you save all of this time by having your photos backed up to a cloud storage system, which can be readily available on your computer almost instantaneously. Time saved: let’s say 5 minutes. Per usage!

Another popular, frequently used service that moved to the cloud is instant messaging. Just a couple of years ago, whenever I wanted to chat with one of my friends, I had a couple of different ways of doing so. Unfortunately, almost all conversations were saved locally, and if I wanted to find that one piece of information in that one conversation it was, at best, time consuming. Time saved by having information instantly available: at least an hour, on average.

Yet another underrated personal use of the cloud is one I frequently rely upon: music and movies. Remember when we had to carry bags full of movie CDs and DVDs, or we had to painstakingly transfer music files via Bluetooth, one at a time, for hours?

That’s all gone now, and it’s all thanks to cloud storage. Nowadays, we have instant streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, or Google’s own Play Music All Access. They let you have your entire movie or music library on any device, as fast as your internet connection can allow you to download them. Time saved – hours.

All in all, this theoretical exercise accurately points out just how much time we save by having everything uploaded to the cloud. Basically, just for our everyday activities we can save a ton of time by having everything instantly available to us. So thank you, cloud computing!

By Andrei Maguleanu

About CloudBuzz

Discover some of the top aggregated and curated technology news stories from around the world under the CloudBuzz authorship.

Catchup on trending stories related to Big Data, Cloud Computing, Wearable Technology, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Mobile Technologies and much more from some of the top information sources.

Find out more
View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

How to Identify and Authenticate in the Expanding IoT Ecosystem It is a necessity to protect IoT devices and their associated data. As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the need to create an identity to newly-connected things is becoming increasingly crucial. These ‘things’ can include anything from basic sensors and gateways to industrial controls…

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

The Interoperability Challenge! OpenStack has always had interoperability as one of its unique selling points. Simply put – you can use OpenStack on-premise and what you develop will also work with other OpenStack environments. Open APIs and open source is the common denominator. However until now, it has been an elusive feature or really dream…

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

Data Science and Machine Learning Security breaches have been consistently rising in the past few years. Just In 2015, companies detected 38 percent more security breaches than in the previous year, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016. Those breaches are a major expense — an average of $3.79 million per company,…

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer Part II I recently posted an article for the CloudTweaks community on “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things a Cloud Provider Should Offer” and many readers have since asked me to expand upon this list. So, as a sequel to my first article, here are another five things I…

What Technology Can Displace The Password?

What Technology Can Displace The Password?

The Future Password Many people shout that the password is dead or should be killed dead. The password could be killed, however, only when there is an alternative to the password. Let us think about what technology can displace the password. Some people might say that multi-factor authentications or ID federations will do it. It is not…

Weighing in on Recurring Revenues to Tip Your Business’ Scale

Weighing in on Recurring Revenues to Tip Your Business’ Scale

Tip Your Business’ Scale CEOs, investors, analysts, and business advisors have fallen in love with the recurring revenue business model. In fact, when comparing like software companies, Wall Street gives 2x higher valuations for businesses with successful recurring revenue models in place. It’s no wonder that research indicates 50% of US businesses have already adopted…

How To Use Big Data And Analytics To Help Consumers

How To Use Big Data And Analytics To Help Consumers

Big Data Analytics Businesses are under increasing pressure to develop data-driven solutions. The competitive advantage gained by a successful strategy can be immense. It can create new opportunities and help businesses to react to different scenarios or sudden changes in the market. But innovation and resilience are not easily achieved, and organizations always face difficult…

CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, infosec, big data and the internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Advertising