Cloud Storage Has Turned Into A Throw Down Between Providers The cloud storage battleground has started to really pick up over the past few years. With more providers entering the marketplace and offering a variety of features (most of which are free), it is no wonder that cloud storage providers are conducting a throw down of their own against the competition. Now with Google’s Drive making its way into the marketplace as well as Microsoft’s SkyDrive, the competition is only going to heat up further. Though there are the bigger cloud storage providers, they are not the only ones out there offering the cloud
Indaba Music: A Cloud Based Music Network In my last article, I discussed the remarkable benefits of using Dropbox to produce, record, and share musical ideas. As if that all wasn’t revolutionary enough, Indaba Music has developed a platform, much like that advanced by SoundCloud, that allows for real-time partnership between musicians from anywhere in the world. Uploading, comments, and collaboration all occur within a shared window and are viewable to the public (only if made public, of course). Most commonly used for remixes and interactive direct-to-consumer projects and competitions by major artists and production companies (Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, Disney, and Universal, to name a
Making Music In The Cloud There was a time – and not all that long ago – when the only options for musicians to create together involved enclosed spaces, physical isolation from the world and, above all else, physical proximity to each other. This physical proximity is the subject of many a dramatic “Behind the Music” meltdown anecdote, and has led to innumerable arguments, physical confrontations, and band break-ups over the past sixty years. I can attest to the strain that such intense and constant contact between creative individuals places on an artist’s ability to create calmly and productively. Making
How You Can Take Advantage Of The Cloud IT leaders have accepted the fact that cloud computing is here to stay. Thus, they are agreeable to the idea of moving their operations to the cloud. For cloud computing implementations to be successful, IT and business must be able to collaborate and communicate. According to James Staten of Forrester Research, Chief Information Officers of corporations are the key personnel for the success of cloud services. In Forrester Research’s survey, more and more corporate IT leaders are turning to Software-as-a-Service. However, these leaders view cloud computing services as second-rate to their own
Moving to the Cloud, Pros and Cons There is no doubt that the future of application consumption will be done through the cloud, but like everything else in this world there will be pros and cons. Change is always a daunting opponent, and for a business that have already established standards and processes, changing them will be daunting and if done wrong will be costly. The cloud computing paradigm has made it easy to transition business processes into the cloud, and have made it especially easy and cheap because the expertise requirement will no longer be the burden of the
Cloud Business 101: Storing The Data You’re new to CloudTweaks — to cloud computing, for that matter — and you want a quick, simple way into the tech trend right now. Well you’ve got it, cloud-curious businessperson. Here’s a primer on how the cloud benefits businesses new and old, small and large. Cloud computing launches new businesses more quickly with greater efficiency. This technology virtually eliminates the need to install new software or download it anew elsewhere, as all of a company’s vital applications can be immediately accessed via the cloud. There is no cap on virtual storage space within
Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast yet knowledgeable nerds to unite in esoteric discourse. But people, the nerds aren’t alone in purchasing cloud product. They don’t even comprise the majority of cloud consumption. That distinction falls to that lowly, knowledge-challenged, directionless and impressionable flock of sheep known as the general public.