Q&A: Can you provide detailed examples of cloud computing?

Question by Alex G: Can you provide detailed examples of cloud computing?
I’m really fascinated with the concept, but I’m not too sure how it works in practice. Can you provide some examples of how a business or individual can use cloud computing, and maybe how I use it every day without knowing it? Thanks a lot.
By the way, when Limewire was around and people shared files through its server, was that somehow cloud computing?

Best answer:

Answer by Colanth
Google Docs is an example of cloud computing – the app is on the server. (It’s a throwback to the 70s.) Limewire is filesharing, not cloud computing.

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