There is probably no bigger “buzz word” in technology right now that “cloud computing”. It is used to mean many different things depending on who is using it. The original meaning has been stretched past the breaking point.
As dentists we are and will be presented with “cloud” solutions. If we expect to make good technology decisions we need to know what that means rather than just nodding along so as to appear hip, with it and up to date.
The attached article explains the different variations of “cloud computing” and gives some great examples.
The idea behind cloud computing is that software, services and information can be provided to users over a network connection and through a web browser, rather than running locally on a computer or a local network server.