Черкаський медичний коледж
USAGE OF ONLINE STORAGE SERVICES IN TEACHER'S WORK
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Cloud Storage is very popular in the world now. That means you access your files worldwide, so your students do. You may change files and save in the storage again. It’s a big personal interactive library.
With the introduction of cloud storage and cloud servers, it has become easier than ever to backup all your important computer files online. You are now given the flexibility of accessing all your files from anywhere in the world, with the benefit of knowing that all your important pictures, videos, music, files, documents, as well as other programs and data are securely stored and available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
What is online storage?
Online storage, or "cloud" services as they're also known, use a virtual hard drive that's installed on your desktop and linked directly to your online space.
How do they work?
Once you've downloaded the storage service to your PC, you just open up the drive and copy and paste something on to it, like your holiday photos for example. They'll then sync across all of the desktops and mobile devices you've installed the software onto, by uploading them on to an online server.
You can then share your photos and documents with friends and family (once they've installed the same service) too.
Are they safe?
The biggest issue with using cloud storage is obviously data security, as you are relying on the service to keep your files and documents secure. If your account is hacked, your files are immediately available. However, there are several things you can do to prevent this:
- Frequently change your passwords and don't use the same passwords as your email accounts. As a lot of these services require you to use your email address as your ID, it makes it easier for the bad guys to crack your password.
- Install free antivirus software and malware software, and keep it up-to-date.
- Avoid opening any links or attachments that could be potential security risks.
- Beware of phishing emails and any messages from unknown senders that request your bank details.
So it's better to be safe than sorry with important data.
we will stop on some popular storages like Dropbox,
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