Mobile Cloud Synchronization

What Does Mobile Cloud Synchronization Mean?

In mobile cloud synchronization, information or data on a mobile phone are synced to a server that leads to a cloud storage destination. The data can include things like contacts and calendar data, as well as stored images, songs, movies or business files.

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Techopedia Explains Mobile Cloud Synchronization

When implementing mobile cloud synchronization, experts take into consideration what kinds of devices are supported, how a Web portal was set up, how social networking is handled, how open-source technologies are integrated and how a system performs in general. There is also the issue of cost, where the return on investment in mobile cloud synchronization technologies can vary quite a bit.

Many IT professionals also look at the scope of a mobile cloud synchronization solution; in other words, what gets synchronized and what does not. Companies are always looking at the kinds of core data that users need portability for; for example, although users’ contacts and calendar data are important, they may not need the same kind of synchronization for third-party applications added to a system on an elective basis. All of these go into the planning for the "syncing" processes that drive the mobile use of the cloud.

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