What is ‘Cloud Computing’ ?
’The cloud’ is a metaphor for the Internet, and cloud computing solutions therefore refers to systems which are located ‘in the cloud’ – on the Internet. Given the growing number of devices which are able to connect to the internet, the reality of running your business from anywhere, anytime, is now a real possibility. In the event of a disaster, all you need is a web-enabled device – which includes your smart phone – and an internet connection to access your data. (Reference: Cloud Computing Guide, DEEDI, Queensland, 2011)
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