The cloud. What is it, and how does it work? The tech industry love to use buzzwords. The problem is that these terms don’t make it clear what they actually mean to consumers. ‘The cloud’ is one of those terms. When users say their data is in the cloud, or that you can work in the cloud, simply means, it’s stored somewhere — lots of somewheres — and the network of servers find what you need and deliver it. The cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. Most cloud services can be accessed through a web browser Another benefit of the cloud is that, because the remote servers handle much of the computing and storage, you don’t necessarily need an expensive, high-end machine to store your information.