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Definition: cloud ready


(1) Software and services that are designed to work over the Internet. For example, a cloud-ready printer connects to the Internet and accepts print jobs from any computer or mobile device that can access the Internet. See cloud based and cloud computing.

(2) (CloudReady) A Chromium-based operating system for PCs from Neverware, New York (www.neverware.com). CloudReady is free for individuals, but support is only available from the online knowledge base. Subscriptions for schools and businesses include email and phone support as well as integration with the Google Admin console for managing updates and user access. CloudReady runs well on entry-level PCs and provides a way to retrofit older computers in schools and other venues. See Chromium.