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Webster:"the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet“.
An innovative way of conducting every day business and entertainment.
Web-based cloud services
services let you use certain web service functionality, rather than using fully developed applications
SaaS (Software as a Service)
providing a given application to various users
Platform as a Service
deviation of SaaS to you run your personal applications that you execute in the cloud
Utility cloud services
virtual storage and server options (i.e iCloud or DropBox)
cloud provider utilizes an application rather than end-users
provides a hub of services which the end-user can interact with
Nothing is local
Data is uploaded
Stored in data centers or data farms
Data is copied several times over
Very difficult to lose