The cloud, explained

The cloud is as big as you need it to be, and it's available everywhere you go

Think of the cloud as files on your computer.
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The cloud seems to be everywhere. And technically, it is.

Think of the cloud as various file folders in your computer. But instead of living in your desktop, these files are stored on the internet, accessible from anywhere. Anywhere you go with a WiFi connection, your files are with you. That's the promise of the cloud. It allows you to handily store your vacation photos and see them from anywhere, and lets you and a remote colleague collaborate on the same Google Document in real time.

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