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What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing? 

Cloud computing is a technology that allows users to access and use various computing resources over the internet. Instead of relying on local servers or personal computers, cloud computing enables businesses and individuals to utilise remote servers and infrastructure provided by cloud service providers. 

What problem does Cloud computing solve?  

Cloud computing solves several problems that businesses and individuals face in traditional IT setups, this includes businesses being able to use pay-as-you-go resources rather than large upfront costs of hardware and infrastructure.  

Cloud computing allows users to easily scale their computing resources up or down based on demand, the flexibility enables you as a business to handle varying workloads efficiently. Data is accessible from anywhere if you have an internet connection, making sure you can still get your morning coffee in your coffee house of choice and continue to work.  

Cloud computing ensures your work is continuously backed up and can be recovered, reducing the risk of data being lost and recovery is there when disaster strikes. So, no need to panic if you think you’ve lost your Excel spreadsheet that’s taken you 8 hours to complete.  

What is the history of Cloud computing? 

The roots of Cloud computing began in the 1960s-1970s when the idea of ‘time sharing’ emerged internet emerged in the 1990s, enabling data and applications to be accessed remotely. The launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006 is considered a cloud computing major milestone as it provided on-demand computing resources such as storage and computing power, over the internet. After AWS’s success, many other technology companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM entered the cloud computing market and offered their own cloud platforms and services. Since 2020 cloud computing has continued to expand becoming an essential part of personal and business modern IT infrastructures.  

Where is Cloud computing applied in my business? 

Cloud computing can be applied by yourself however, you often don’t see it working away in the background, covering your back and making sure that you don’t forget to save a document or recover a document in the crucial moments when you need it the most. Cloud computing is applied to day-to-day tasks such as auto-saving, internet access and irregularly when working from home to access documents needed.  

Is Cloud computing suitable for my business? 

Cloud computing is suitable for all businesses that require data to be saved and stored via the Internet. Cloud computing is extremely beneficial for flexible workers and employees who work from home. Yes, Cloud Computing will benefit your business as it will save you the stress of saving and maximise working hours, allowing for that precious time to be used wisely.  

Can I get qualified in Cloud computing? 

Of course, you can! Cloud computing qualifications start at the Foundation level and can be completed online via training courses and examinations. This will allow you to gain the knowledge you need and cement it in with an exam before putting it into practice. The foundation level will give you a vital understanding to be able to scale up and down the business's online atmosphere and create an online background of data automatically saving, backing up and recovering your important files and increasing flexible work for employees creating more motivated employees. 

Is Cloud computing suitable for me? 

Cloud certification is ideal for: 

  • Anyone who is interested in the cloud and all the benefits it brings.  
  • Those have a role in the use and management of internet-based services.   
  • Anyone in management positions. 
  • Service provider staff. 
  • IT administrators.
  • Service Delivery managers.  

Can you help me get qualified? 

Yes we can, we offer the Cloud Computing Foundation Level Course and Exam, which you can take online in your own time. Once you have passed your exam you will have a globally recognised qualification, formally be a Cloud Computing software manager and you will get support all the way. Once you have qualified you will be able to input the skills you have learned into your business making it more efficient and effective.  


Cloud computing can deliver many benefits including collaborative working, enabling your team to work on the same project at the same time. It also gives you flexibility enabling them to work anywhere, whilst also reducing the business hardware and infrastructure costs. So why not learn more about cloud computing? For information go to: Cloud Computing