While cloud computing has been around for quite some time, using â€œthe cloudâ€ as a name has only recently become popular in mainstream computing. While it may sound mysterious, â€œthe cloudâ€ is actually a very simple way to describe Internet computing that occurs outside a personal or corporate firewall.
Cloud computing will have a major impact on how business is conducted. Cloud services provide an easy, cost-effective solution to problematic business functions, and many businesses have turned to the cloud to drive down costs.
This informative paper by Carmen P. Fleischauer describes:
- The perception of the cloud
- What is the cloud?
- Business benefits of moving to the cloud