cloud computing

noun

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

Examples of cloud computing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple has been developing a host of AI features, including ones that run on its devices and others that require cloud computing. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 5 June 2024 In April, Google fired more than 50 workers who protested against the company’s cloud computing contract with the Israeli government. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 5 June 2024 In 10-plus years as CEO, Nadella has reinvigorated the company, successfully steering it through two technological transformations: from PCs to the era of cloud computing, and now, to the age of AI. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 20 May 2024 Around 700 to 800 employees, mostly Chinese nationals working in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, were given an offer to relocate to other countries including the U.S., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cloud computing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cloud computing was in 1996

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“Cloud computing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20computing. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

cloud computing

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