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The “cloud” refers to applications that run on the internet, instead of on a local computer or piece of equipment. Essentially, when something is running on the cloud it is stored on a remote server (usually multiple copies at multiple locations, actually).
Data capacity is available on demand. Most cloud-based information can be accessed in any web browser or through a mobile app. As a result, anyone with permission can access it without having to physically be at the place where it was originally stored. Cloud-based asset management software offers municipalities and contractors the ability to interact with sewer inspection data immediately from any device—making it more accessible than ever before.
When wastewater operations choose to host sewer inspection data in the cloud, they do so for a variety of reasons.