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A newbie's guide to cloud computing at Penn

What is cloud computing?

Cloud Computing refers to services that are performed away from your own computer and out on the Internet. The Internet is “the cloud” because when you use these services, you don’t really know where your data is and you (usually) don’t care, as long as it gets delivered to your computer or tablet or phone when you ask for it.

Shredding Stuff

Securing paper documents means shredding them if they are no longer needed. It is not safe to put paper documents in the trash, or worse, the recycling bin, without taking care that they are securely shredded first!

In general, if a document containing sensitive data is printed just for convenience or reference, it should be shredded as soon as the need for the printout has passed.