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the ability to access data and/or programs from anywhere via the Internet

Layman's Definition: When the term cloud is used the computing world, it simply means that the service, product or data is available using any Internet connection. Using the analogy of a restaurant, this would be similar to a popular chain restaurant that can be found in any major city; it is the same food from the same source but at a different location.

Retail Example:

Related Terms: Internet