In this free online course you will learn what cloud computing is, how it works, and both the pros and cons of this system. In the term 'cloud computing' the word 'cloud' is a metaphor for the Internet. By using cloud computing, you can gain access at any time through any device, via the Internet, to data and files which you have uploaded, or to software applications which you need to use for personal or professional use. With the phrase ‘cloud computing’ being used more and more in business today, it is important for any professional to understand what it is all about. This course is an ideal way to learn more about it and what services it offers to individuals and businesses alike.