Cloud computing involves using computing as a service.
It provides economic benefits to companies by providing computing and software remotely, which turns capital expenses into operating expenses.
Consumers receive and use software through the internet almost instantly. The cloud allows the ability of consumers to synchronize several electronic devices.
The cloud allows efficiencies in technological advancement. Businesses win. Consumers win. Everyone wins.
However, there are drawbacks to using cloud computing which involves the risk of security when using products over the internet, and the possibility of downtime. There is not one thing that is 100% guaranteed but the advantages of cloud computing outweigh the potential disadvantages.
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- It’s all in the cloud (computing) (macleans.ca)