Recently, I installed a new antivirus program on my netbook. Actually, I installed just a fraction of the program on my netbook—the rest of it is sitting on a server somewhere on the Internet. The antivirus software, in this case from Panda, is just one of a growing number of applications that depend on cloud computing.
"Cloud" has become one of the biggest buzzwords in technology, But it's a buzzword that means different things, depending on who uses it. At its most basic level, something is cloud-based if it depends on being attached to the Internet.