Well, to put it simply, its the idea of not having stuff on your hard drive. It makes it where your files are stored on servers somewhere out there in the net (or "cloud") and your programs are also stored on the internet, all that is on your computer is a portal to access the programs and files. you install a small bit of info as a program, but when you open it everything (including the actual program files its self) are being run from a server on the cloud. Its kind of like using outlook connected to an exchange server, you have outlook or a "portal" to access all your info. its a small piece of software on your computer but everything (emails, files, calender, tasks) are all on the server (now, yes there is a file on your computer but thats for cache mode). Thats a very basic way to explain it, but it puts it into prespective. To be honest, as an IT person, i dont like it. No internet, no files or software unless its backed up on your computer...then it kind makes it not worth while; but then again im a person that hates people using LIVE for email instead of exchange server.
Many years as an IT person.
· 8 years ago