Embrace Cloud, But Not at The Cost of Your Ecosystem There is this great quote from the famous Hollywood flick, Spider-man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The current biggest industry on this earth, the IT sector, has recently come to terms with this much-used scripted quote as New York Times published a story on ‘Power, pollution and the internet’. This report exposed an issue which was mostly unseen or unnoticed by the industry champs. Here comes the question of cloud computing vs. environment efficiency. What is the common notion about the energy efficiency of cloud computing? Ask the folks
Selecting A Cloud Storage Provider: Things Consumer Reports Won’t Tell You There are hundreds of articles and guides telling a consumer what to look for when selecting a cloud storage provider, but they all say the same basic things: storage size, price, and application. Though these are all valid points, they miss the bigger picture: functionality. If a cloud storage provider has an exceptional price but poor functionality, it is not going to provide a personal or business user with the cloud computing capacity they need. Therefore, users in the market for cloud storage should consider some of these more
The Day Hard-Drives Become Obsolete Not too long ago, the only way to store data for personal users was on the hard-drive of a computer. After that came the use of disks, thumb drives and external hard-drives. This was the way of life for most users for years – until cloud storage. Today, cloud storage is growing in popularity and more users are skipping the traditional methods of storage and opting for the cloud instead. Cloud storage is essentially just a fancy way to back up information, only this time it is left on a server rather than a physical
John Fox Interview: How Industry Professionals Use The Cloud Here at Cloud Tweaks it is my job to tell you all about Cloud Computing and the entertainment industry, and how better to do that than to get industry professionals to tell you all about their experience? First up is John Fox. Enjoy! Tell us about you…. I am a Production Consultant for film and broadcast and I work as a Retail Sales Consultant for specialised electronics, IT, communication and A/V solutions. I often consult with various mobile business professionals including accountants and system engineers. I have a Masters of Screen Production. What
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
Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.