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Mobile cloud computing

Mobile cloud computing

(also MCC)

Mobile cloud computing definition

Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is a computing approach that uses cloud technology to offer services (like apps) to mobile devices. With MCC, the complex tasks related to running applications — like storing and processing data — happen not on the mobile device but on the cloud. Keeping these processes on the cloud means the end users can seamlessly access and use complex mobile apps without overburdening the phone’s resources.

See also: cloud-based supercomputing

Benefits of mobile cloud computing

  • Better performance. Making complicated tasks run on the cloud can help mobile devices perform better because they’re not consuming as many resources.
  • Plenty of storage. Mobile cloud computing provides unlimited storage, meaning users can store and access data without worrying they’ll run out of space on their devices.
  • Easy access. Users can access their apps and data from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Improved security. Mobile cloud computing typically uses robust security measures (like encryption) to protect data.

Real-life examples of apps using MCC

  • Cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Streaming platforms like Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.
  • Mobile gaming platforms like Fortnite.
  • Navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze.
  • Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Travel booking apps like Expedia and Airbnb.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security