Get Off Of My Cloud One of the main detractors of cloud computing for the uninitiated is security. With so many individuals having access to a service provider’s cloud, can there be a solid guarantee for any user that their information is safe? The top concerns when considering using a cloud service are: identity protection; privacy issues and data safeguards. The concept of identity protection encompasses two issues: user authentication and information encryption. When using a cloud computing service, the unique personal login information of every subscriber must be inaccessible to not only other subscribers, but also to intruders both
Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a hundred dollars per machine. The schemes would even do away with Value Added Tax in the country of use. Now there is the integrated system that brings together a myriad of such devices in a classroom and makes them more than a mere local network.
Cloud Whitepaper: Bring Your Own Mobile Devices To School HP BYOD in Education Students and faculty are free to use personal mobile devices to access school resources while IT maintains control. Who should read this paper? School administrators, IT directors, security managers, and network managers should read this white paper to learn how HP Networking solutions simplify security and network access control to help schools make the most of bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. In today’s educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school’s network. This presents a
Synchronizing The Cloud: The Rise Of HTML5 And WebDesktop Platforms The new kid on the block is a rather interesting one known as personal cloud computing. It is a contradictory statement because as it allows one to cultivate individual freedom with one’s device, it also taps into a plethora of public resources in remote servers. In other words, while it helps to personalize individual pleasures, it uses multi-device networking as the stepping stone. The WebDesktop is a classic example of this platform: it allows users to manage software functions online and offline without having to set up any programs. It
The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 1 The cloud has established its presence with applications for individuals, groups, and small and medium businesses. As a result, independent software vendors who have peddled packaged applications to cater to business functions in different verticals for companies of size might be pondering over when it is right to transfer some key offerings to the cloud and transform themselves into cloud service vendors. Unlike small players who can leverage cloud platforms like Amazon or Google Apps, they may need to create their own or shared platforms to provide their services. This is
What Cloud Service Providers Can Do To Accelerate Cloud Computing Uptake Cloud computing is a promising technology; however, uptake by businesses remains slow in some industries despite the many benefits of cloud computing. Productivity, lower costs, and efficiency are some of the open benefits of the cloud. Even so, some businesses will never come on board. How can cloud computing providers convince businesses to adopt their services? Close the cloud computing knowledge gap Apparently, very few people understand what cloud computing is. According to the results of a survey, less than 50 percent of the U.S. population knows what cloud
A Touch Of Ingenuity: Scientific Method For Cloud Strategy Development In today’s sophisticated business setups, where ventures are heavily reliant upon accurate mechanisms and optimized toolsets for organization and control, the strategic planning process remains highly unstructured and non-scientific. This process has been primarily tainted by bias, preconceived notions, and flawed opinions. The cloud computing strategy is dealt with in the same way—there is an evident need for organizations to reconsider their current chaotic approach and devise an efficient and compelling cloud computing strategy. Businesses need to break free from the shackles of mere data analysis and strategic planning. Instead,