Cloud Computing is definitely one of the biggest buzzwords in technology today but what is it? How do you define cloud computing and what are the key components that make up the cloud?

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This short and effective video from Fast Company should break down the barriers and help explain what cloud computing is:

Fast Company define the cloud as

a vast network of low-cost, high-availability computing resources.

Research has shown that 60% of companies have switched an element of their business to the cloud with another 20% planning to do so in the next 12 months. Clearly there is no better time to switch your projects to the cloud.

If you want to learn more about cloud computing, why not take a look at these articles:

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Should you backup your mobile device wireless to the cloud or locally to your computer? We evaluate each option to bring you our verdict.

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The takeup of cloud computing has resulted in mobile phone manufacturer’s switching their backup preferences from locally to your computer to online and over-the-air (OTA) using a cloud solution. Apple has iCloud, Samsung S-Cloud, HTC have HTC Backup and Windows Phone has Microsoft’s in-built backup solution. BlackBerry offer BlackBerry Protect whilst even Google has built cloud backups into the Android operating system.

Backing up to the cloud or locally to your computer both have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages Continue reading