Implications Of The Cloud In The Classroom Cloud computing has been exciting people with its implications and opportunities especially so over the past several years, as more and more of the public have been exposed to the potential of this technology. While many people’s first experiences with cloud computing have revolved primarily around the digital sharing of music and video media, these same applications for cloud computing carry significant implications outside of the entertainment field. The classroom has become a major test lab for cloud computing and its potential to revolutionize educational, social, and economic systems that exist in society
Iowa Campus Swaps Telephone For Cloud VOIP Traditionally, campuses would vaunt thousands of cell phone sets with equivalent switchboards and Iowa University has not been an exception to the rule, with its eight thousand handsets. Now, courtesy of cloud infrastructure that is creeping into its communication system, the institution of higher learning has a one-month marathon of trading old phones for VoIP-enabled devices. This means reducing the communication expenditure by six hundred thousand dollars per annum. This will also improve the way phone communication becomes an integral part of a larger network rather than just meaning a single device per
The Onset Of The Mainstream Cloud School Already In The Offing During the TedGlobal meeting that took place in Scotland in mid-June, it came out that the cloud system of education may be here to stay. This is after a professor who founded the initial unilateral cloud educational institutions in the world outlined his plans for a new financial award he has received from a Los Angeles tech group that has recognized his efforts. For Sugata Mitra, who lectures in the coal-rich region of the United Kingdom, learning, as a rule, has not altered for the past half a millennium
Determine If Your Cloud Project Is Agile-Ready Agile development is for better or worse, the way to go with software development. Because of great competition in the space, and the fact that any small group of startups can even compete with large industry leaders, Agile development has become the weapon of choice to beat the competition in terms of time to market. But Agile is a double-edged sword and its methods are not really for everyone and not really for every project. Agile requires the right team, the right business philosophy, and of course the right project. There is no
IT Service Management (ITSM) And The Cloud IT service management is an integral player in cloud computing, but figuring out where ITSM ends and the cloud vendor begins can be a trial to say the least. ITSM’s role in cloud computing varies from a symbiotic relationship between an IT department or company and a 3rd party cloud vendor, to a fully integrated cloud system that is built and operated by the same department. In this bit we’re going to address the possible benefits and dangers of both approaches. (Image Source: Shutterstock) ITIL Lifecycle and the Cloud ITSM’s best practice lifecycle
The Cloud Comes To Research Papers Advances in cloud computing have been grabbing headlines and exciting tech lovers more and more frequently over the past few years. But much of the focus on advances in cloud computing has centered in the corporate sector (data sharing and storage capabilities, information processing systems) or in the entertainment sector (streaming music and video services et al.). While these areas do command the majority of the attention when it comes to what’s innovative in cloud computing these days, one area that is seeing a rapid influx of cloud computing is the high school classroom.