Cloud Computing is a service that enables convenient, fast, low cost, and on-demand access to computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage,applications, and services) that can be setup rapidly and scale as needed with minimal effort.
Why Should You Care?
“The cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based services that are hosted outside of your organization. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off-premises, and is maintained by a third party, instead of residing on a server at your business that you maintain. Many services you use every day are a part of the cloud— everything from websites, to web-based email to mobile banking and online photo storage. Because information is located online or “in the cloud,” you can access it virtually anywhere, from a PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Transitioning to the cloud offers numerous benefits, ranging from costs savings and increased productivity to disaster recovery.