Cloud refers to data stored at a data center that can be accessed on the internet as an on demand service. Storing information in the cloud eliminates the need to keep data on hard drives on site, making information easily accessible from any location at any time. Using the cloud can save on costs and allow for more flexibility in IT processes — all while making data more secure and reliable.
The cloud has been instrumental in driving digital transformation— the process of using technology to create new or modify existing capabilities. Many software publishers have moved their technology to the cloud, creating as-a-service models that provide end users and organizations anywhere, anytime access to their data and digital capabilities.