There are a number of terms used when talking about the Internet, and whilst some are self-explanatory, others can be quite misleading. The Cloud is just one of these terms, so here we’ll explain what it is, how it works, and what it has to do with MEEM.
The Cloud, as a term, can be quite misleading, as it conjures up images of something unconnected to the earth. In fact, the cloud is physically located in a number of places – servers located all over the world are connected via a network and deliver the data and files you need when you request them. Essentially, this means the software and files accessed through the Cloud are accessed via the Internet instead of being stored on your computer’s hard drive.
What do I access via the Cloud and why is it helpful?
There are many services you can access through the cloud, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Yahoo mail and Netflix to name but a few, and one of the benefits of these services is that many people can access them at the same time. For example, if you and your neighbour both wanted to watch a film on Netflix at the same time, you both can. If you and a colleague both wanted to make changes to a document in real time, you could do. Working in the Cloud also helps reduce the amount of hard drive storage you need at home or at work. And you can access it from wherever you are in the world – so long as you have a working Internet connection.
MEEM & The Cloud
Here at MEEM, we know that whilst the Cloud is a good thing, there’s always a need to store your data securely offline as well as online. We feel that the MEEM charging cable is an alternative, simple, convenient, secure and local back up solution with the added benefit of enabling the transfer of data across technology platforms, backing up your personal data – including your messages, photos and calendar, that isn’t accessible on cloud based sites such as iTunes.
What about storage space?
Of course, the reason behind many people’s decision to use the Cloud is because of storage restrictions on their device. Here at MEEM, we offer options of 16GB or 32GB of memory, which may not seem like a lot when you consider the storage capabilities of many smartphones, but if you consider that the average Apple user has 7.69GB of MEEM-able data (that which is not accessible on public sites) and an Android user just 1.94MB, you’ll see that capacity isn’t really an issue.
If you’re looking for a simple and secure tool that requires no additional thought about when or how to backup personal data, then the MEEM charging cable is a perfect choice. Of course, others will also find MEEM attractive as an alternative fail-safe solution to the cloud and one that facilitates the transfer of data across technology platforms, which the cloud cannot do. At MEEM, we’re not in competition with the cloud, as we feel that what we offer is complementary to it – and we hope you’d agree!