‘The cloud’ refers to servers that are accessed over the internet and located in data centres across the globe. Databases and software run on those servers which means that organisations and individuals no longer have to manage physical servers or run software on their own machines. This is known as cloud computing.
Watch the following video for a simple explanation.
Storing and sharing files
A range of services are available to enable you to store and share documents safely online. Many offer a basic package for free as well as paid plans depending on your storage needs.
Here are a few examples:
- Google Drive
- Google Meet
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Microsoft Skype
- Microsoft Teams (for business use)