cloud computing


Definition of cloud computing

: the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

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Recent Examples on the Web Outside the world of cloud computing, Jassy has not until recently been a household name. al, "Amazon’s new CEO Andy Jassy in ‘hot seat’ as Alabama workers consider union," 7 Feb. 2021 The race to deploy remote-work and business-continuity software as the coronavirus spread has acted as a proof-of-concept for a range of digital projects, such as a broader shift to cloud computing, automation and data analytics. Angus Loten, WSJ, "CIOs Expect Tech Investments to Climb in 2021," 23 Dec. 2020 Just last week, for example, Amazon's AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud computing service business announced a program to provide education and training programs to 29 million people globally between now and 2025. Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, "New job search: Tech companies tackle shifting jobs environment with reskilling efforts," 19 Dec. 2020 The move comes amid Oracle’s drive to shed costs during a transition from traditional software to cloud computing, which has resulted in declining revenue for two fiscal years. Scott Deveau,, "Oracle Moves Headquarters to Texas, Joining Valley Exodus," 11 Dec. 2020 Kiffney was skilled in cloud computing — the delivery of computing services like servers, storage, analytics and intelligence over the internet. Allison Eatough,, "Baltimore’s Top Workplaces, midsize No. 3: BrainTrust doesn’t need to be sticky to keep employees," 1 Dec. 2020 On one hand, these companies are growing rapidly, as demand for cloud computing, delivery and online services ramps up. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Has Big Tech locked in two more years of dominance?," 6 Nov. 2020 Some of the courses will teach you the underlying concepts and skills behind cloud computing, big data, and information security. Popular Science, "Become a top-notch, in-demand tech professional with these online courses," 7 Oct. 2020 Amazon, by means of its cloud computing business, shut down Parler, a website with fewer restrictions on speech than Twitter. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "American democracy is still under attack—by corporate influence," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of cloud computing

1996, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2021

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“Cloud computing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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: the practice of storing regularly used computer data on servers that can be accessed through the Internet

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