That got me thinking whether this sort of business would benefit by using cloud.
Well, I think it probably can benefit. To start with one of the biggest problems surrounding film and similar business, notably music, is piracy – people illegally copying and distributing files.
While piracy will probably never be completely stamped out by streaming film and music from the cloud, the chances of copying and breaching copyrights could significantly be reduced.
Well, that’s the theory anyway.
Then again, you don’t have to take my word for it. After all, streaming popular films via the cloud is exactly what companies such as Netflicks and LoveFilm do. Interestingly, you can stream films from these two providers to mobile devices as well as TV sets.
So, if you are a film making company then making use of the cloud could be the way to both expand your business as well as secure your product.
While this is a major benefit, there can be a downside with cloud – namely who the provider is. Like websites, your products could be stored anywhere in the world, but unlike websites you probably won’t know where.
However, here again, location should not be a problem. It may even be cheaper than storing on a provider in your home nation.
For many budding film makers, cloud opens up opportunities that traditional technologies do not. So, if you are a film maker, I think this should be grasped as soon as you can.