Cloud computing

Cloud computing caused a shift from storing data on hard disks on our computers to storing it on servers in the cloud. Some examples include your e-mail account which you can access from different devices, and any photos, videos, or documents you store online (even if your account is private). 

Cloud computing offers ubiquitous access to all of our data and services from any device anywhere where there is an Internet connection. 

The first wave of cloud computing started with the use of online mail servers (Gmail, Yahoo, etc), social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and online applications (Wikis, blogs, Google docs, etc). 

Apart from everyday applications, cloud computing is used extensively for business software. More and more of our digital assets are moving from our hard disks to the cloud. Due to their large server farms, tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are among the main cloud computing players in the private sector.

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Ms Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício

Technical Advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

Ms Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício works as a Technical Advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( A computer engineer with an Msc in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, she is also an Internet Governance lecturer at Anhembi Morumbi University and a lecturer in specialisation courses at Centro Universitário Senac.