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What is Cloud Computing? 

In the simplest terms, Cloud Computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.

- PC Magazine, 5/3/2016, "What is Cloud Computing?"  [Full Article]

                                                                                                                           

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Learn More about Cloud Computing 

Computer Weekly:  "A History of Cloud Computing"

 

Forbes: "Software Revolution, Part 2, The Shift to Cloud Computing"

 
CNET:  "One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box -- Which Cloud Storage Service is Right for You?"
 
Investopedia:  Cloud Computing Definition
 
Apprenda.com:  "What is a Cloud Application to You?"
 
Apprenda.com:  "Introduction to Cloud Computing"
 

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Cloud Computing -- Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Email, Document and File hosting -- including Photos and Videos, Web conferencing, Database hosting.
  • Free yourself from depending on a particular device for accessing your stuff.
  • Many cloud services are free or charged on a monthly basis; no more trips to the store for the latest version.

Cons:

  • Your connection to the Internet is always a factor. As is cloud reliability.
  • Cloud Computing is Internet computing. Don't use or store data that you are uncomfortable having on the Internet.
  • There is the potential for monthly fees that can add up!
  • Proprietary software often doesn't play nice. Consider which platforms you use the most and align with their cloud offerings.