Isn’t Cloud Computing just another term for the internet?

No.  While the Cloud and the internet have a lot in common, they differ in many ways.  

The internet is a global network of interconnected computers that enables users to share data and content.  In its simplest terms, the internet is the mothership of computer networks that connects smaller networks and stand-alone devices to sources of information.

Whereas the internet is a system, Cloud technology is a function within that system.  In the past, data and applications had to be accessed from your computer hard drive.  The Cloud provides the functional means to access that information anytime, anywhere and from any computer device.

Cloud computing applications and services run on and are connected by the internet.

The Internet

Internet and the WWW

Global network of interconnected computers

Cloud Computing

Applications and services in the cloud

Resourses and applications accessed through the internet

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