How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

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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

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Andrei is an engineer by trade, and interested in almost every bit of technology out there. He has been writing, mostly about tech, for the better part of the last decade, and he is a devout Android fan.
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