“Cloud computing” can store and help you synchronize files on multiple laptop and desktop computers.
The trendy term “the cloud” simply refers to the Internet. (Schematic diagrams display the Internet as a cloud.) There are a number of companies that offer file synchronization services. Most offer a basic service for free and charge money for enhanced services.
One of the leading players in this market is Dropbox. Maximum PC recently suggested 15 clever ways that Dropbox can be used to provide other services. Strong competitors include SugarSync and MemoPal.
A nice thing about all these services is that you can use them to synchronize files between geographically diverse sites. You and a colleague who’s located thousands of miles away can work together on a sales proposal in almost real-time: pretty nice for zero cost.