How Cloud Computing Works

Written by Lance Padgett on March 11, 2013

Posted in Lead Generation

If you’ve been on the edge about how exactly cloud computing works, then watch this quick video we’ve created to help better explain cloud computing.

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Video Transcript:

Have you ever heard someone mention cloud computing, and thought they were taking about the weather?

Cloud computing allows you to save data – from basic documents and music to sensitive information – on an Internet-based storage network, allowing you to access it at any time and from any device with an Internet connection. Since your data is stored in the cloud, it doesn’t take up any storage space on the hard drive of your device.

Anytime you save your data to a cloud-based software solution, all you need is an Internet connection to view it. If you travel often or work remotely, this is helpful because you’ll never have to worry about forgetting another  flash drive.

Cloud applications allow for group collaboration and feedback. You can share files between multiple users and allow them to access and edit the files they need.

Most cloud-based computing solutions don’t tie you down with contract commitments or added charges. Most services allow you to pay on a monthly basis, and you can upgrade or downgrade when you need.

Go check out some cloud computing applications like Google Drive, Basecamp, Evernote, Quickbooks, Box, Dropbox & more.

Formstack is a cloud-based solution where you can build online forms for collecting data, engaging your customers and ultimately growing your business.

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Read a further explanation of cloud computing in our recent post.

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This post is part of the Build Indy blog series. Between February 20 and May 16, Formstack will be providing Indianapolis small businesses and nonprofits with resources and education about cloud computing solutions. Join us as we host a half-day conference about cloud computing strategies and give a $5,000 grant to an Indianapolis company. For more information, visit