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Welcome to the era of cloud computing

How dependent are you on your computer? Currently most of us does depend a lot on our PC for data, personal information and using various application. Well the next era would be an era of cloud computing, where information and applications would be hosted in cyberspace rather than on specific processors and silicon racks.

Software and files which are traditionally stored on a user’s own desktop or a local server would be a thing of the past. Cloud computing, also known as software as a service (SaaS), instead stores resources remotely and delivers them over the internet. Data and services can then be accessed from any computer, irrespective of location or even operating system. All you need is a web connection...

Infact the begining has already been made by the internet gaints, namely Apple's Mobileme, Microsoft's SkyDrive and now its time for Google's GDrive.

Here's a brief about all the three services and guess who would be the best ??

Apple's Mobileme: For $99 per user, Apple's MobileMe will provide everybody an organized Web home for all of their important stuff. MobileMe will integrate PCs with a Web space in applications that serve both platforms. It will act as a repository of documents and files that iPhones or PCs or Macs or even iPod touch devices can access.

Microsoft's SkyDrive: Store, access, and share your files with friends or co-workers, from anywhere online. Free 25 GB online storage means you can easily get to your stuff with just a few quick clicks. So now with SkyDrive keep your Internet Explorer favorites in sync between computers, and access them anywhere from your SkyDrive. Leave comments on any file in SkyDrive and see all of the recent comments people have left for you. You set the passwords and you decide who sees what, so you have confidence that your data is in your control.Uploading content is as easy as dragging and dropping the files from your computer onto the Web.

Google's GDrive: Google’s GDrive would basically provide online storage through Google servers – enough for the entire contents of your hard drive. Using GDrive You’d be able to access all your desktop files remotely, via a web interface, and there’d be tight integration with a host of Google services – Docs, Gmail, Picasa, etc

So now, whos the best?? Well i vote for GDrive... because GDrive will probably offer unlimited storage free of charge - unlike SkyDrive that will offer 25GB free and that’s limited to 50MB per file.

So whats your take on Cloud computing ?? Do comment below..

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