"The Cloud" Explained

At its simplest, cloud computing is technology delivered as a service. You, the consumer, place your technology in the hands of someone else. Your information no longer lives on the physical hardware such as a server or desktop system hosted on-site at your business location. That information is moved and is hosted at an offsite facility by your solutions provider. The cloud is accessible anywhere from a multitude of devices and requires an Internet connection.

The beauty of the cloud is its ability to combine and maximize shared resources while distributing a rich end user experience. Cloud computing is flexible and agile.

Although the cloud may be difficult to understand, it is present in our everyday lives with applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google Docs, and iCloud. The cloud allows for infinite opportunities and ways to leverage technology in a truly accessible model.