Gain an understanding of how cloud computing can make library technology more manageable and cost-effective. Cloud computing is used broadly to describe nearly any type of virtualized computing environment where a library relies on a remote hosting environment for a major automation component. It's as much a marketing term as technical one. Marshall Breeding will help you distinguish hype from substance, as you consider the options for moving essential services to the cloud. It's not all or nothing. You can use cloud services selectively, while you locally manage other computing operatons.