With the growing use of web-based software, more of us today are becoming accustomed to working “in the cloud”.  Cloud Computing simply refers to the sharing of computer resources using the internet.  You are using the cloud when you’re writing an article for your blog on WordPress.com, uploading your photos to Flickr.com, or entering your customer information into Salesforce.com.  Despite the benefits to using the cloud, many people are still uncomfortable with the idea of storing their information in vague locations around the internet.  While it’s prudent to be cautious about the online services you use, there is no reason to be fearful of the technology itself.  Most people were apprehensive about shopping on the internet during its infancy, but today it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t bought something online at least once.  If you’re one of those folks having trouble getting cozy with the cloud, here are a few steps to help put you at ease: (more…)