Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving Although Cloud technology is becoming more mainstream, there are a lot more innovations and features waiting to be delivered to the end consumer that will make this borderless, centreless technology truly perfect. Two of these “needs” in particular are: a more unified approach to saving and retrieving documents, regardless where they are – in the cloud or on a local computer; and secondly a better way for people to work together in real time – in other words to collaborate more effectively. The gurus at Google Docs are aware of this, which
Heroes Of The Cloud Cloud computing is gaining an increase in recognition as “the next big thing” in the digital world which in turn affects the world and society as a whole. Cloud Computing is a relatively new concept with many still trying to get their heads around, but in all due time. Yet the industry has already developed a rich and fascinating history. Over the next few days, we will be investigating this history in our Heroes of the Cloud series. It would be interesting and informing to focus the series on the people who are driving cloud growth,
Major Cloud Computing Events in 2013 Cloud Computing is a vibrant technical environment and 2013 is full of many conferences, workshops, exhibitions and learning programs dedicated to cloud technologies. Here are some of the most important events in 2013 you should keep a close eye on and consider attending: Cloud Connect 2013 – April 2-5, Silicon Valley, California Cloud Connect gathers application developers, senior IT professionals, infrastructure and service providers, and cloud computing innovators to share deep cloud insights. Hosted and led by the industry’s top experts, Cloud Connect delivers the latest business, technology and cloud regulatory insights. Conference tracks
Cloud-Inspired Autonomous Vehicles May Revolutionize Traffic News coming from the Silicon Valley is not about things tech or computers this time round. Rather, it is how robotics technology is making advances in the world of vehicles by introducing the initial autonomous models. These automated autos from Google, the largest search engine company in the world, will need no human operator at all. In fact, the earliest releases have already undergone a cumulative experimental mileage of three hundred thousand miles. Only one State in the United States has licensed the makers to introduce the autonomous models into traffic situations, while another
Can Cloud Computing Be Regulated? Join The Debate The year 2012 is close to an end, but the world is yet to find an answer to a question which has been there for last couple of years—Can cloud computing be regulated? The need of regulation—a much talked about but unsettled question—comes up whenever a new cloud service steps into the world. In a stage when our lifestyle is becoming controlled by smart tools and technologies, we can hardly ignore the value of cloud computing. In fact, we find it tough to imagine our daily life without the cloud technology. This
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.
Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai On July 2, Sony Computer Entertainment (of PlayStation fame) made a delicious tech-forward coup sure to find its virtual entertainment rivals Samsung and LG salivating with envy: the acquisition of Gaikai, the foremost cloud gaming company worldwide. Gaikai literally translates as “an open ocean” in Japanese. That definition conjures images of vast expanses inviting curious exploration — the same vibrant point of view that spearheaded the cloud computing movement, and that is spurring rapid concomitant change in the video game community via the cloud as well. Sony Computer Entertainment, or SCE, financed this
Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In October, the social network Facebook announced that it is to build its new datacenter in Lulea, Sweden, on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Environmental organization Greenpeace pushed the Like-button for this, thanks to the clean energy supply from Swedish hydropower sources. Now, ten Swedish