Jolicloud Me – A Personal Cloud Organizing Service While cloud services have popped up everywhere, giving us options to store and manage our music, images, documents and other files on the cloud, there is no comprehensive organizing solution that connects them all in an easy and intuitive way. Thus, I have Gmail storing my emails, Dropbox for my backups, Facebook and Instagram for images and Google Docs for my documents. What we need is a way to integrate them all. The just launched JoliCloud Me promises to connect them all and if they deliver on the promise it could give
Using Cloud Services For Backups Introduction With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services. If you are one of the growing number of administrators who is looking at cloud backup services to augment or replace your tape backup or disk to disk backup, you’re not alone. To help you with
Changes Coming to Online Storage One of the big cloud technologies to filter down to the consumer level in the past year has been online storage. Services like Dropbox are adding thousands of members a day. Even Apple, after two previous failed attempts, seems to have found a successful online storage product in iCloud. Like other areas of the cloud, though, online storage is still maturing. Here are some of the significant changes we’re likely to see in the online storage industry over the next few years: Increased value-added services for small and medium-sized businesses. We’re already starting to see
Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer 20,000 of their tracks to the cloud via the app, which also immediately and wirelessly synchronizes what they upload to their Android.
Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff As cloud computing grew increasingly popular by the day, there were fears that it would lead to drastic job losses. I had explored this issue in earlier articles, arguing against the idea (See: IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud). In fact, in spite of some downsizing, cloud computing is expected to create jobs (See: How Cloud Computing Can Create Jobs), and this was one of my arguments when I proposed the field as a lucrative career choice (See: Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? –
iPad Manufacturer Looking Towards Cloud Computing Most people reading this article would be wondering why we would say that Apple’s entering the cloud computing now; after all, there have been articles galore, many on this website itself, covering Apple’s move to the cloud earlier with the predictably-named iCloud. Here are a few of them: 1. Taking a Closer Look at the iCloud 2. iCloud: Present Situation No, when I say “iPad manufacturer”, I refer not to the company that designs, markets and sells the most popular piece of electronics today, but to the company that actually builds the product –
iCloud: Features and Competitors With the release of iCloud, Apple has revolutionized the process of storage and interaction via the cloud computing technique. The best part about iCloud is that it is free. It does not charge subscribers any sort of fee during the usage of most of the iCloud services. The specific services provided in iCloud are discussed in the paragraphs below. iCloud facilitates its subscribers by offering synchronization of mail, address book and calendar. The brilliant and unique aspect about this service is that it functions as a PUSH feature. This means that an update made by any
Apple iPhone 4S iCloud Here is a relatively new video on YouTube featuring the new Apple iCloud for the iPhone 4S. Source: YouTube Apple Channel