Mishra Anil Kumar, J Arumugam


Cloud Computing is a new technology model for IT services which many business
and organizations are adopting. It allows them to avoid locally hosting multiple
servers and equipment and constantly dealing with hardware failure, software
installs, upgrades and compatibility issues. Cloud computing can transform the way
systems are built and services delivered, providing libraries with an opportunity to
extend their impact. This article defines Cloud Computing and reveals how it is
different and secure from other types of computing. The purpose of this article is to
look specifically at how Cloud Computing can be employed by Libraries and what
needs to be considered before moving into a Cloud Computing solution. It also
discusses how Cloud Computing solutions could be beneficial to libraries in three
basic areas: technology, data and community.

Keywords: Cloud computing, Cloud-based services, Library cloud, Cloud security,
Cloud technology

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