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Dropbox is an internet based service that offers file hosting capabilities. The service allow you to store files on-line and synchronize them to one ore more personal computers. All you have do to use Dropbox, is to register with them and install the synchronisation application on your computer or mobile phone. The installation creates a special Dropbox folder on your hard drive. All files placed in this folder will be synchronised with all your other devices that have the Dropbox software installed. You can also access your Dropbox files on-line by logging on to their website.
Cloud computing is a term used in information technology to describe internet based computing and software services. In computing, cloud is a metaphor for the internet. Cloud computing allows businesses to harness the power of large computer systems and services.
In other words, instead of managing and hosting their computing systems and services on-site within the business domain, businesses can use cloud computing and get these services and systems via the internet.
This means that business systems and resources based on cloud computing can grow with the business needs in a secure and scalable manner.
Here are only some of the companies that offer cloud computing platforms and services:
- Amazon (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)
- Fortress ITX
- Layered Technologies