Cloud computing is a wonderful system that is changing and revolutionizing the way individuals, governments and businesses conduct their affairs, what’s more it’s poised to provide for even more possibilities and functions in the future.
Today, everything from storing and accessing your favorite images and videos on Google Photos and Flickr, to checking, composing and sending emails from wherever you are, and even accessing work documents on Google Drive can be carried out easily.
Thanks to the cloud and the computing benefits it provides – given all this, one has to only pause for a few minutes to think about the other amazing ways in which the cloud is impacting our lives every day.
Cloud computing definition:
In simple terms, and for business purposes, cloud computing (via the internet), enables the remote storage of data, information, applications, analytics and other material on remote servers.
This information is securely stored in these servers and individuals, organizations and associates are given authorized access through the internet to use, download, modify and provide their inputs accordingly.
According to Wikipedia “Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables universal access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.”
Microsoft when discussing Azure, their own cloud computing service platform, goes on to define this as “Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more over the Internet.“
Companies offering these computing services are called cloud service providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you are billed for water or electricity at home.
We do hope you find the information we provided on the cloud useful.
Cloud computing is definitely the present and future, and we strongly advise you to integrate it into your business.