Teachers or Computers: Discussing the Issue In the last couple of years, we have witnessed a lot of technological breakthroughs in all aspects of our lives. As a matter of fact, the field of education, too, has had its share of technological advancements. Basically, it is now pretty common to observe multi-media devices in most modern classrooms. And, in the last couple of years, classrooms now have become, quite literally, connected to the outside world. It is without doubt that education has become incredibly better in the last couple of years. With the internet, and all the applications and technologies
Cloud Infographic: The Most Popular Big Data Sources Here is an attractive infographic created by Jaspersoft illustrating a few of the most popular Big Data sources. Source: JasperSoft via GigaOM
To The Cloud: A Book Review When I picked up this book written by three senior Microsoft employees Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave, the first thing that struck me was its size, or rather the lack of it. This is no heavy tome extolling the virtues of cloud computing, but a brief yet clear look at the technology over 120-odd pages divided into four chapters. Now, you would expect most books explaining a new technology to be a bit larger, but considering the target audience – the busy, yet informed Chief Information Officer (CIO), as is mentioned in
Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of the PATRIOT Act (See: Is Cloud Computing a Threat to Consumer Rights?), to how rivals of American cloud vendors are actually touting the latter’s vulnerabilities to government investigation as a key business differentiator (See: Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act).
Education: Why Cloud Computing? There are a lot of good reasons why schools, both in the lower and higher education sectors, should adopt cloud computing and embed such into their systems. In this article, we are going to talk about the different benefits, as well as some of the disadvantages and limitations of using cloud computing. However, it is but unwise and illogical to go on with the aforementioned subjects without understanding the meaning of the word ‘cloud computing.’ Briefly defined, cloud computing has a lot to do with the internet. In fact, the internet has been referred to as ‘cloud’
What Accountants Must Know Before Choosing The Right Cloud Application Vendor With the recent worldwide popularity of cloud computing, it is expected to gain more momentum with more and more industries making use of such technology. The accounting profession can experience the most benefits because the accounting field processes a lot of data which can be housed online through cloud computing. However, not every accountant knows cloud computing and it is but expected that they have doubts as to the integrity of the technology. As such, this article hopes to explain the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing with regards