"Cloud computing is a kind of Internet-based computing that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand.”

Email is commonly hosted in the cloud. From Google (GMAIL) to Office 365 (Exchange), A popular choice of mainly small and large companies, email can be hosted externally, economically and reliably in the cloud.

SaaS has become more common in cloud computing. Vendors such as Sage, Adobe, Microsoft all have cloud based offerings. SaaS means that you don't have to invest in expensive hardware to host traditional applications and also the cost of maintaining your environment is vastly reduced. Another great advantage is the "always up to date" model.

Web hosting is probably one of the longest running forms of cloud computing. Hosting your files on a providers hardware to serve your website to your visitors. There are of course different levels of web hosting such as shared hosting, vps and dedicated servers all available at different budgets.

Other types of cloud computing are virtual desktops, virtual servers, database hosting, file storage and back up services. Whatever your requirements most services are available as a "cloud service"

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