Consumers have been using cloud services and accessing storage in the cloud for years without realizing it. Email, social networking and online banking services are the most popular services. Smartphones and tablets take this dependence on cloud services to a new level. Seagate products allow for anywhere, anytime access to data and files across these devices. Trends in personal & home clouds:
Directly connecting to content at home while traveling used be impossible or require a high pain threshold. The latest generation of storage products drastically simplifies and extends the need to connect to content. As broadband connectivity and cellular data rates get faster and more prevalent, the only limiting factor to connecting to content while on the road is network service.