“The Cloud.” It is mysterious. It is useful. It is, perhaps, a bit intimidating to some. But just what is it?
To be perfectly honest, I am not entirely sure, but I have an idea. It seems that ‘the cloud’ means ‘computing service’, where users (you, me, businesses, etc.) can store, crunch, organize, and monitor their data on the web. For example, a person can store music files on an online database rather than physically storing it on their own hard drive. A business can upload sales data to an online data analysis service and interpret the results, rather than doing it in-house on their own computers.
So why is it such a big deal, and what use do travelers have for such abstract technology? Continue reading