Is syncing across devices becoming the norm?
The internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives. People turn to the web for everything from email and social media to paying their bills and communicating with companies and other organizations.
As a result, the number of connected devices the average person uses is also on the rise. It used to be that connecting to the internet required a desktop or laptop PC, but that has changed with the advent of mobile devices. Now, a person can get online through a smartphone, a tablet computer or even an mp3 player. And it isn't uncommon for someone to use all of these devices in a single day.
Because of this, many people are now looking to sync the information on all of their devices. Those desires are made possible through the cloud.
With a hosted service, a person can download something to his or her tablet and have the same file appear on a smartphone and notebook computer. Then, he or she can edit the file on one device and have it automatically sent to the others.
According to Gartner, this will soon become common, as the research firm predicts personal cloud services will be installed on 90 percent of devices by 2013.