Many of us have pictures or information that we want to keep on our home computers or devices, but in case of fire or other disasters, we want to be able to keep them safe. Pre-Cloud users kept copies of pictures and information on CDs or DVDs and hard drives in bank vaults or other safe storage. They also gave copies to others and sent discs or memory sticks to interested parties. When we put our data into cloud storage, though, we keep the original information at our home, and store the data in a format that can be used by others in facilities in different places in the world. Now, everyone can have access to this data, with permission, in a much easier way.
The FamilySearch Blog has an article that describe’s Scott Allen’s presentation at the recent 2014 BYU Family History Conference into the mysterious realms of the “Cloud” and explained what that means. Scott Allen is from the Utah Education Network and knows his subject well.
You can read the article in the FamilySearch Blog at https://familysearch.org/blog/en/saving-family-history-securely-cloud/.