What is Cloud Computing? Examples, Types & Benefits

Cloud computing is an umbrella term for different types of cloud services, including:

Cloud storage: These services store and back up your files for easy access on a regular basis. Files can also be shared and synchronised between devices.
Cloud backup: While cloud storage and cloud backup may appear to be synonymous, cloud backup is intended to serve as a failsafe solution in the event of a server disaster, cyberattack, or other data loss at your firm. [For more information on the best cloud storage or backup service for small businesses, see our guide.]
SaaS (software as a service): SaaS solutions leverage the internet to deliver a service. Office 365, Google Apps, QuickBooks Online, and Salesforce are examples of SaaS applications.
Platform as a service solutions are another name for SaaS solutions.
Cloud hosting: These services enable various sorts of information exchange, including email services, application hosting, web-based phone systems, and data storage.