You might have seen the adverts, or heard the buzz, and be wondering what is Cloud computing?
Well, the good news is that if you are using Google or Facebook (amongst many others), you are already using Cloud computing!
Cloud computing is simply utilising a server that is "somewhere" in the internet for a service.
In the case of Google or Facebook, its actually thousands of computers around the world.
How does this affect you?
If you are an individual, then you are almost certainly using one or more Cloud based services already, without knowing it.
For a business, it means new options that can be considered when looking at infrastructure upgrades.
You no longer need to buy a large server for your business, you can utilise the "Cloud" and rent a "virtual" server on the internet to perform the same functions.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches, talk to your local IT store about which is best for you.