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Cloud Computing

Head in the Cloud

Those of us who do important work, for both the household and the workplace, on a computer know the importance our files can hold. They might be our finances, our school work, or simply the Christmas shopping list all planned out. Either way, we hope to protect them and keep them from corruption as much as we can. Since the early days of home computing we relied on removable disks and drives (remember the Zip Drive?) to backup and store our files to protect against computer crashes and viruses that may corrupt them.

Head in the Cloud

You have probably heard the term 'cloud' thrown about a lot lately in conversations about computing, websites, and mobile technology. Countless commercials for smartphones and computer operating systems use the word, but they never seem to clearly define it. Simply put, cloud computing refers to using multiple computers, or rather, servers, as one. To fully understand what this means, let's take a look back.