Is Cloud Computing Useful? Not if You're Referring to an Ash Cloud
Which communication and social media to use, and in what context, are all factors the authors study in ecommerce and information systems? Among the newer choices for businesses and individuals are software (Applications or apps) for the iPhone and iPad, paired with cloud computing, which can be defined as "computing via the Internet (The cloud) where organizations and individuals use Web services, database services and application services, often without having to invest in corporate or personal hardware, software, or software tools beyond securing access to the Web". Experiencing a recent crisis in England facilitated a practical comparison between the usefulness of cloud computing versus face-to-face communication, with some surprising results.