Videographers: Getting Your Head In The Clouds The spread of HD capturing has made video production a storage intensive endeavor. The digital revolution is promising mass decentralization in some video production houses. But how will it work? Cloud Storage HD footage can range from 48mb to 153mb per second in readily available cameras like the Canon 7D. A few hours of footage could easily fill a hard-drive, and the reliance by videographers on external hard-drives and USB/fire wire connections has been a frustration for those with high workloads, or those who need to keep archives of their rushes (the raw
The Cloud Aggregators Are Coming! When we started to think about cloud aggregation at Hojoki back in 2010, cloud apps had been around for some time but were not the de facto standard in many teams like we see today. Lots of people would still search for “scrum tool download” or something similar to find a project management tool. Today, for vast majority of us, it’s crystal clear that we don’t search for something to download but for something to use. We search for a cloud app. With this trend, new challenges arise. With so many apps in the cloud,
Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program of its kind have been largely futile. Many an erstwhile competitor has been outdone by the thorough richness and ease of use inherent to Word and the other members of the Microsoft Office family, such as Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Both the computing industry and
Google Apps and 365: Cloud Face-Off If you’re looking to move to the cloud, you’ve probably wondered whether Google Apps or Office 365, two of the leading cloud computing service providers, is right for you. So how do you know which service to choose? Here is a side-by-side comparison of the services offered through each. Background While Google Apps has been around since 2006, Microsoft just released Office 365 in July 2011. Google Apps users gain access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google sites, Google Groups, Google Video, Google Cloud Connect, and more, through a unique domain. Google Apps
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?
Secure Cloud Bundle Launched on the Google Apps Marketplace CloudLock, Backupify, and LTech have teamed on introducing the Secure Cloud Bundle on the Google Apps. The partners say that this collection of products has been designed to enhance data security, backup and IT administration for companies using Google Apps. “The decision to partner with CloudLock and LTech on this Secure Cloud bundle for the Google Apps Marketplace was a no brainer. The partnership teams three complementary and critical solutions to further enhance the security and functionality of Google Apps for the entire ecosystem,” said Rob May, CEO and co-founder of
Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications Organizations using Google Apps can now access Apps Training from Boost eLearning within the Google Universal Navigation Bar. Boost eLearning is a Google Referred Training partner and its course, Version Now is 100% web based. This course is touted as the ideal method for delivering effective change management. This is made possible by the recent addition of Apps Training to the Google Apps Marketplace cloud applications. Google Apps Marketplace works as Google’s online storefront for Google Apps products and services. Google Apps Training has been developed to effective performance support and includes