The use of Web 2.0 in companies generated a new type of distant datacenter: cloud computing. Everyone is saying it, but what does it mean exactly?

Definition of cloud computing

The expression “cloud computing” can be explained by a virtual space that enables you to stock, share, and refer to training data (working documents, learning material in different formats, meeting minutes, etc.) from a user’s computer on a secure remote server.

Advantages of the cloud

What are the significant advantages for a company who signs up to use clouding computing services?
–    Security: training resources are no longer locally saved on a user’s computer, but on a highly secured externalized server. This prevents many risks: loss of data, computer hacking, etc.
–    Availability: training contents saved on a remote server can be accessed, changed, and recovered anywhere using any type of device with an internet browser. This is very practical when telecommuting and collaborating internationally.
–    Collaboration: thanks to the cloud, all resources available to training teams are saved in real-time and benefit from versioning (management of multiple releases). Therefore, players handling the same project can work together and help enrich the latest version of working documents.
–    Upgradability: cloud updates are guaranteed by the provider. The user does not have to handle anything on his or her computer.
Cloud computing is increasingly being used by businesses of all different sizes for the reasons mentioned above: So when are you going to get the cloud?

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