2012: A Look Back into Parallels Between Cloud and Education 2012 has so far seemed like the proverbial year where there is always some gigantic technological breakthrough simmering in the underground. It also appears to be a year where most teaching staff will be telling their pupils to put their cell phones on the desk and get ready for a lesson. This is because high-end handheld devices and laptops are becoming part of classroom learning. The following breakthroughs have particularly come out strong through 2012. The thirty-dollar data machine One of the most innovative products to come off the pipeline
Where The Cloud, Cars And The Mobile Meet There is always a bridge between different platforms be they devices or networks. The same case applies to vehicles, handheld devices and the latest nebula in the Internet skies, cloud computing. It has become easier to communicate comfortably in the driver’s seat without lifting a finger courtesy of Bluetooth and other technologies that have hitherto been inherently mobile. It is also a show of coercion between the three platforms that makes it possible to call someone while using only the voice as the command for making that call. Here is a dissection
Mobile Cloud Computing: What Does The Future Hold? When industry pundits forecast in 2006 that the usage need of data would surpass that of the voice market, not many could not conceptualize such a market outlook. Five years later and the ratio would pitch data market at nearly 70% of the mobile market and growing. The mobile technology has witnessed tremendous advances in recent years such that experts have reckoned that mobile cloud will colligate cloud computing in the next few years. Mobile cloud computing is set to impact and transform the mobile communication landscape and the whole computing infrastructure.
CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services CSC is enabling insurers to tap into offerings in a secure, highly scalable environment through the launch of its new offering called Breezeway. This collection of cloud-based, Web-subscription services can be used on multiple devices and platforms and have the ability to support a variety of multiline insurance agency functions. CSC's first series of services in the Breezeway collection provides a desktop application that is built on Force.com. This offering provides agents and brokers with an instant link to carrier insurance applications and supports email, collaboration, electronic new business application management and e-signature. The
New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud. A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers to be accessed through the Internet. City officials say cloud computing will allow agencies to work more collaboratively on projects. Developers can design and easily deploy software applications in response to city problems. And eventually, the cloud will be a place where citizens can not