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Defining key terms for understanding the basics of this emerging technology

Cloud computing continues to be a hot trend in technology and is a great option for budget-minded and resource-constrained small businesses. Cloud-based services offer a more cost-effective solution for accessing applications and hardware on demand and provide small businesses with greater flexibility. In fact, many smaller companies are using cloud services without realizing it. And therein lies the challenge—there’s a general lack of understanding when it comes to cloud computing.

In this installment of our Talkin’ Tech series, we define key terms to help you understand the basics of cloud computing. If there’s a term we didn’t include that you’d like defined, please let us know!

Cloud Computing Glossary

Stay tuned for the next installment of the Talkin’ Tech series when we’ll define the terms related to security.

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  1. Thanks Jeff for defining these key terms. I agree cloud computing is the new emerging technology and during the initial stages Google Inc is all set to capture a high market share. The integration of Google Docs service in Gmail has made cloud computing services offered by Google very popular. Anyways waiting for your next installment to know more about cloud computing. Although some “Cloud Providers” demand a fee for giving access to their services but I would prefer free services.

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