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Cloud computing is the act of storing data online through the internet. Using cloud computing, users can access their files anywhere on any computer, just as long as the user has access to the internet. Almost everyone uses cloud computing these days, they just donŐt know it. An example of cloud computing is webmail. When users access their emails, they access cloud storage. The emails are not stored in the userŐs computer but rather in a server far, far away.

 

Cloud computing made collaboration much easier and more time efficient. Using cloud computing, sharing files is extremely easy. When people can access each other files in an instant without the need to physically meet, time is saved. Moreover, cloud computing allows people to work on the same file together in real time. People working on a project can work on the same slide at the same time while being able to be instantly updated with the changes made by others.

 

Another benefit of cloud computing is the ability to use online software. This means that users can subscribe to or buy software that is accessed online. This saves a lot of storage space that would otherwise be used in the computerŐs hardware.

 

A concern that would stop some people or firms from using cloud computing is the low security. Security issues are always a concern when it comes to the internet. A lot of companies would be unwilling to use this feature and risk their data, especially if the data includes confidential information. Unauthorized access is very likely as users are likely to have weak passwords that arenŐt kept secure.

 

Another concern is the accessibility of data. Local storage allows the user to access files and documents at any time. Cloud computing, on the other hand, works only with an internet connection. Users will be unable to access their files when they donŐt have access to the internet. This means users will be unable to work if the internet connection disappears suddenly.

 

Cloud computing services can be private. This means that the cloud server will be owned and used by the one organization only. This can be expensive but it allows the files and data saved in the cloud to be more secure. Only employees and authorized users are able to use the software. Public cloud computing is when the user uses a cloud server that serves a lot of organizations and people. It is ideal for individuals as it is cheap, easy to set up, and is accessible. Hybrid cloud computing is when the private cloud computing borrows some of a public cloud computing.

 

(^ updated version, 5th October 2016, with the help of arc)

 

 

 

Cloud computing is the act of storing data online through the internet. Using cloud computing, users can access their files anywhere in any computer, just as long as the user has access to the internet. Almost everyone uses cloud computing these days, they just donŐt know it. An example of cloud computing is webmail. When users access their emails, they access cloud storage. The emails are not stored in the userŐs computer but rather in a server far-far away.

 

Cloud computing made collaboration much easier and more time efficient. Using cloud computing sharing files is extremely easy. When people can access each other files in an instant without the need to physically meet, time is saved. Moreover, cloud computing allowed people to work on the same file together in real time. People working on a project can work on the same slide at the same time while being able to be instantly updated with the changes made by others.

 

Another benefit that was brought up by cloud computing is the ability of using online software. This means that users can subscribe to or buy software that is accessed online. This saves up a lot of storage space that would otherwise be in the computerŐs hardware.

 

A concern that would stop some people or firms from using cloud computing is the low security. Security issues are always a concern when it comes to the internet. A lot of companies would be unwilling to use this feature and risk their data, especially if the data includes confidential information. Unauthorized access is very likely as employees are likely to have weak passwords that arenŐt well kept in the dark.

 

Another concern is the accessibility of data. Local storage allows the user to access files and documents at any time. Cloud computing on the other hand works only with an internet connection. Users will be unable to access their files when they donŐt have access to the internet. This means users will be unable to work if the internet connection disappears suddenly.

 

Cloud computing services can be private. This means that the files and data are more secure. Only employees and authorized users are able to use the software. Moreover, the files are kept in the firm; theyŐre not in a third party server. Public cloud computing is ideal for individuals. It is easy to set up and is accessible. The files will be saved on a third party server.

 

For more information visit:

http://www.moneycrashers.com/cloud-computing-basics/

 

http://me.pcmag.com/networking-communications-software-products/1758/feature/what-is-cloud-computing

 

http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-computing

 

http://www.business2community.com/cloud-computing/top-5-examples-cloud-computing-0973287#jZ0Zu67pCiOFtGYK.97

 

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