The cloud will become the standard in three years, says one expert

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Cloud computing has gone from a mysterious technology to an increasingly common one, and is one of the pioneers of this technology in Spain.

Service companies like Google or Apple find users and employers unfamiliar with the concept, according to Pau Garcia-Milà, co-founder and general director of EyeOs, a Spanish cloud computing company.

“A few years ago we had to explain to people what ‘cloud computing’ was,” Martes said in an interview with Reuters. “Today, most medium or large companies know what it is.”

Cloud computing services, such as Gmail, allow users to store data on remote servers and manage or edit it over the Internet. Thus, multiple employees can edit documents simultaneously or users can access files such as photos and videos from any device connected to the Internet.

“I feel that in two, three years, this will become the de facto standard”, assures Garcia-Milà, at the Valencia Campus Party, in which he participated as coordinator.

“If a new operating system is integrated, people who buy new computers will start using them without knowing it and, because people don’t read user data, they will receive it and it will all be in the cloud.”

In recent months, major technology companies have launched this type of service for private users. Apple has introduced iCloud, which lets you store files like music or videos and play them from branded devices, and Microsoft has launched Office 365, the cloud extension of its popular suite of office apps.

“Since the Apple theme came out, every time there is a big announcement, the number of interested companies that come always increases,” commented the entrepreneur.

However, the company has not calibrated the security implications of storing their data on external servers, according to García-Mila, 23 and who founded her company when she was 17.

“Companies don’t value your privacy because they tend to value it,” he says. “The most important asset a company has with data, transferring it to another company is dangerous”.

Eye-Os, the company founded by García-Milà, offers a free software-based service that allows companies to create their own cloud on their servers, access files and edit them from any device, using an online desktop.

Its customers – such as Bank of Sweden – are spread across 71 countries. Now, with an investment round of 2 million euros – coming from private investors and soft loans from the State – and a new workshop, they are focused on consolidating companies and hope to roll out an update of their service in September aimed at corporate customers.

“Creating a business model from a free software model is a lot more complicated,” admits the expert who welcomes the services of big brands.

“We need a win (Apple and Microsoft), and millions of people using it, because the people who use it at home when they go to the company will want similar functionality and the company is not going to just give away the data. the customer”.

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