The Cloud Comes To Research Papers Advances in cloud computing have been grabbing headlines and exciting tech lovers more and more frequently over the past few years. But much of the focus on advances in cloud computing has centered in the corporate sector (data sharing and storage capabilities, information processing systems) or in the entertainment sector (streaming music and video services et al.). While these areas do command the majority of the attention when it comes to what’s innovative in cloud computing these days, one area that is seeing a rapid influx of cloud computing is the high school classroom.
Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 3: Overcoming Unhealthy Fixations One example of an unhealthy fixation is the 2012 survey by Security Alliance who learned that the top threat listed by survey participants is data loss. Of course security risks on the cloud cannot be ignored but clearly this problem is hugely overstated. Why executives and retail consumers, who lose everything from their car keys to their hard earned cash, (not to mention their own data mishaps) are so concerned about the cloud is more than fearing a loss of control. These individuals are struggling with what Gestalt psychologists refer
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 9 This is the tenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. The series continued…Read the previous post/s Today, there are two startups in focus – Nivio and Clio. Nivio (http://us.nivio.com/) Palo Alto, California-based cloud startup Nivio recently announced the raising of $21 million from Indian consumer products giant Videocon and American private equity firm AEC Partners. While AEC Partners has a record of tech investing, this is the first such move by Videocon. In addition to the potential of this company founded in 2004, there’s a family connection at play –
Defining SaaS and Its Relevance to Education By far, the biggest challenge of the United States’ Department of Education has something to do with the depreciation of the standard and the quality of the educational services on the country. Of course, substandard services mean substandard graduates. And, in these tough times, the country cannot afford to produce substandard graduates. Basically, the most common action that we would expect is the training and hiring of more qualified teachers and the acquisition of more materials and facilities to bolster the ailing educational system. Of course, there is no doubt with the impact
Cloud Computing – A Look Back to Basics There has been much talk about the cloud and about how it can help businesses and how cloud computing is one of the top technologies of the future. Although, at this point it is probably more appropriate to say cloud computing is the present and the future. But starting with the name, cloud computing, and also looking at the vast majority of articles written about the cloud, one may think that it is an incorporeal thing, floating out there somewhere and providing services. The truth is, cloud computing as it is today
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 –
The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I am a fan of this trend, I enjoyed the article and had a good laugh or two along the way. I was particularly entertained by the following story of Josh’s freshman year at UC San Diego. Then one night as I was set to finish