Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer 20,000 of their tracks to the cloud via the app, which also immediately and wirelessly synchronizes what they upload to their Android.
Put A Clamp on Cloud Music? Village Voice Insists Yes Music writers have rung in the New Year with cloud complaints. A recent edition of New York City’s “Village Voice,” America’s largest weekly newspaper, finds head music columnist Maura Johnston picking away at premium music-listening services for the dearth in their artistic content. Her article, “New Year, New Rules,” advises readers on several cogent ways to improve their appreciation of fine music in 2012. Among her recommendations is to refrain from the cloud as a source of comprehensive music listening. Johnston specifically maligns Spotify, one of the most popular streaming
Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff As cloud computing grew increasingly popular by the day, there were fears that it would lead to drastic job losses. I had explored this issue in earlier articles, arguing against the idea (See: IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud). In fact, in spite of some downsizing, cloud computing is expected to create jobs (See: How Cloud Computing Can Create Jobs), and this was one of my arguments when I proposed the field as a lucrative career choice (See: Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? –
iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing Most people reading this article would be wondering why we would say that Apple’s entering the cloud computing now; after all, there have been articles galore, many on this website itself, covering Apple’s move to the cloud earlier with the predictably-named iCloud. Here are a few of them: 1. Taking a Closer Look at the iCloud 2. iCloud: Present Situation No, when I say “iPad manufacturer”, I refer not to the company that designs, markets and sells the most popular piece of electronics today, but to the company that actually builds the product –
Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing Considering a cloud service offering? You’re not alone. Practically every IT organization out there is at least discussing the cloud as a way to improve services, save money, or shift workloads, and there’s good reason for that. While the cloud might not be for everyone, it has tremendous advantages for understaffed IT shops, and can offer businesses from sole proprietorship’s to multi-nationals with millions of employees services on par with anything that could be deployed internally, and at a price point that could save a ton on the budget. However, when a company moves services to
iCloud: Present Situation The ‘i’ revolution never ceases to impress. Just when it was being thought that Apple had stagnated with no fresh, eye catching application or service to be launched, iCloud was released amid frenzied excitement and anticipation. The Apple iCloud service was unveiled on 6th June, 2011 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) by the late legendary CEO Steve Jobs. Apple might have delayed their entry into the cloud computing foray but their iCloud service certainly proved to be an instant hit with its impact being swift and instantaneous. The services, at a first glance may seem
Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers In the music world, clear skies and clouds go hand in hand. And we don’t mean meteorologically. The boom of cloud computing continues to redefine the ways in which we experience our favorite tunes. The music industry, for example, is no longer packaging songs and albums as products that you purchase. Instead, your tracks are converted into services that you pay to access, very frequently via streaming servers. We understand cloud computing’s rep as confusing. To help you grasp a real world application of this software redefinition, we wanted to present three practical examples