Since you are generally referring to the cloud in a context where the cloud itself is not the focus but the effective difference it makes to computing in the practical sense is, the term is capitalized. Notice that in the above paragraphs, I’ve not capitalized cloud, because this passage discusses the cloud and that’s the focus here.
General, administration, and overhead costs. Inefficiencies or operating losses incurred during software implementation. Training costs, costs of systems maintenance, updates, and minor modifications. Fees paid to outsiders for general systems consulting and overall control reviews.
Faculty are finding more and more innovative ways to use cloud technologies in the classroom. Yes when referring to “the Cloud” the word is capitalized because it is being used as a proper noun. When used generically such as in “cloud computing,” “cloud hosting,” etc. it is lowercased since it is a general noun.
Therefore, if “the c/Cloud” is equivalent to “the Internet,” it should have a capital letter. Additional question: Is it “the Cloud” or “Cloud” — or, as with the Internet, dependent on context?
Should cloud computing be capitalized?
Cloud Computing Costs Can Be Capitalized The FASB agreed to finalize an update to U. S. GAAP that will let businesses capitalize the implementation costs for setting up cloud computing systems.
The FASB agreed to finalize an update to U. S. GAAP that will let businesses capitalize the implementation costs for setting up cloud computing systems.
Should cloud computing setup costs be expensed or capitalized?
The FASB endorsed a decision from its Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) that will align the accounting for cloud computing costs with the accounting for the costs from developing or obtaining internal-use software. Companies will be able to capitalize the costs of setting up cloud computing systems, the FASB agreed by a 4-2 vote on June 27, 2018.
Do you capitalize “teaching from the cloud”?
If the Cloud is a proper noun and the subject of the sentence, it’s capitalized. Teaching from the Cloud has been a viable alternative to purchasing expensive software for classroom use. If it’s used as an adjective, it’s not capitalized. Faculty are finding more and more innovative ways to use cloud technologies in the classroom.