Definitions Inforworld : . . . a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet. MIT Technology Review : . . . a computing paradigm shift where computing is moved away from personal computers or an application server to a “cloud” of computers . . . Marc Andreesseen : . . . The cloud is a smart, complex powerful computing system in the sky that people can just plug into . . . Using a remote computer that is attached to the internet, to run, store, and manage data in a specific application, rather than doing it on your own personal computer.