'Cloud Computing' Lifestyle

George Siemens, the associate director for research and development at the University of Manitoba’s Learning Technologies Centre, is a proponent of the “cloud computing” lifestyle.

Cloud computing is using software and data that do not reside locally on your computer. The information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors and other devices. Cloud computing incorporates software as a service (SaaS), Web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends. For example, Google Apps provides common business applications online that are accessed from a Web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers. At Websites like Gmail, Flickr and YouTube, both the software and the data are in the cloud.

According to Siemens, the jump to cloud computing is often much smaller than expected, because Web-based software and tools are already an integral part of workflow.

For more information, visit the Website www.masternewmedia.org.

George Siemens, the associate director for research and development at the University of Manitoba’s Learning Technologies Centre, is a proponent of the “cloud computing” lifestyle.

Cloud computing is using software and data that do not reside locally on your computer. The information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors and other devices. Cloud computing incorporates software as a service (SaaS), Web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends. For example, Google Apps provides common business applications online that are accessed from a Web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers. At Websites like Gmail, Flickr and YouTube, both the software and the data are in the cloud.

According to Siemens, the jump to cloud computing is often much smaller than expected, because Web-based software and tools are already an integral part of workflow.

For more information, visit the Website www.masternewmedia.org.

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