The Cloud or Cloud Computing is not a new concept. It is just recently becoming more prominent. My number one advice to computer owners is to get an external hard drive. An external hard drive allows you to store all of your important files on it. In the event of a computer crash your information stays safely on the external hard drive.
In very simple terms, The Cloud acts like an external hard drive. You do not, however, have a physical external device attached to your computer. You can access The Cloud from any computer, anywhere you are. I can’t recall the number of times that I’ve been out at doctor appointments or sitting in waiting rooms somewhere with my laptop and wished I had a file from my external hard drive.
Had I stored those files on The Cloud, I would have been able to access them anywhere that I had an internet connection. I would not have had to wait until I got home to access the file.