According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet. That’s it: the cloud is really just a clever marketing ploy. The use of the Internet continues to grow with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, forums, YouTube, Television, e-mail, data storage, word processing and presentation tools, and even additional applications.
If you use a computer to perform the work, there are remnants left behind. Coupled with the power of subpoena, we can find the evidence you need. Remember Locard’s principle, “Every contact leaves a trace.”