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    Daniel Caldwell

    UTC is the Coordinated Universal Time. It is the time that all clocks in the world are set by. For more information see the wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time

    AmigoCloud uses UTC to store all of it's date and time information. that way it doesn't matter where the user is on the globe, all data is stored in a common time zone. Then when the user requests the data on their client, it can be converted to their local time zone.

    Wikipedia also has a list of timezones and their offsets from UTC:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UTC_time_offsets

    For example, to convert from UTC to the Pacific Standard Time (PST), you can see that PST is UTC-8:00, which means when it is 4:00 p.m. in UTC, it will be 8:00 a.m. in PST. This makes sense as PST is east of Prime Meridian so it will have an earlier time.

    For more information on how AmigoCloud handles dates see the Knowledge base article: http://help.amigocloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/204177310

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