Hi everyone! I’m Erica from the Marketing team. I’d like to share an idea with you: the personal cloud. We all know how popular the term “cloud” is and how companies are using the term to make their products sound tech-savvy. But if you think this is only for big companies, then think again. Because even you can host a cloud, right at home.
Why bother? Well, considering the fact that we are overwhelmed by the different IT devices, personal cloud is a much better way to share and store files easily. If you are a PC guy, chances are that you’ll always be your friends’ last resort when dealing with their home electronic equipments. So a sunny weekend afternoon could be spent at a friend’s place, trying to get that 1080p concert video that’s stored in his laptop to be played out on his DLNA TV.
Or, if you happened to be a Groupon fan, you’d probably understand the inconveniences of not being able to print out the purchase proof right after placing the order on you smartphone. Because you still need to go to a PC, log into Groupon, and print – Not convenient.
I’m sure we have all run into similar situations like these. This is why a personal cloud may be the way to go. Having a personal cloud means that you and friends can get the files anywhere, and have the files shared on multiple devices. Things like printing out an online coupon with AirPrint, or preview documents on NAS server with Google Docs, or even streaming concert video to TV all become possible when you have a personal cloud. Personally, I think the best part is that you can have it all in one place. It saves you the trouble of going to different providers for the various services you wish to use. If this sounds a bit too blurry and hard to understand, I think our new video, Be Your Own Cloud, did a great job in telling the story.