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Making the Move to Cloud Computing


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This presentation outlines the Features, Advantages, and Benefits of moving to Cloud Computing.

This presentation outlines the Features, Advantages, and Benefits of moving to Cloud Computing.

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  • 1. MAKING THE MOVE TO CLOUD COMPUTING Mark Riley College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES Selling You on the Idea of Cloud Computing
  • 3. Features, Advantages, Benefits • What are the features of cloud computing? • What are the advantages of moving to the cloud? • How will moving to the cloud benefit me?
  • 4. FEATURES Making the Move to the Cloud
  • 5. The Cloud Metaphor My Documents Office PC Home Desktop Laptop Smartphone iPad Public Computer
  • 6. Data Centers The Cloud is actually a world wide grid of data centers with servers.
  • 7. WAIT! What about the security and privacy of my data?
  • 8. The Current Shift • Shift to web-based services • Businesses and large corporations are making a big push to move to the cloud. • Software is starting to make it’s move to the Cloud • Office 365 • Adobe • iWork and iCloud
  • 9. THE GOOD NEWS There's a good chance you've already used some form of cloud computing, but you might not know it.
  • 10. Data Management • A prerequisite skill for cloud computing. • Storing files in folders is very important. • File naming is also important.
  • 11. ADVANTAGES Making the Move to the Cloud
  • 12. OPERATING SYSTEM INDEPENDENT PC, Mac, Android, Linux, or other, they all speak Cloud.
  • 13. INSTANT FILE SYNCING All your files, across all your devices.
  • 14. SHARING Easily share files and folders with others.
  • 15. MOBILITY Your files are always with you.
  • 16. BENEFITS Making the Move to the Cloud
  • 17. SIMPLICITY A simple, more-efficient form of data management.
  • 18. ACCESSIBILITY Access your cloud from anywhere. The cloud is everywhere you go.
  • 19. AUTOMATIC BACKUP Your data is constantly backed up in many locations.
  • 20. FILE RESTORE Accidently delete a file? Restore it!
  • 21. LOWER COMPUTER DEMANDS Your computer or mobile device no longer has to do all the heavy lifting.
  • 23. Next Steps • Sign up for a cloud service • Create a folder in the cloud • Upload some documents to your cloud • Smartphone uploads
  • 24. Tips and Tricks • Be cautious when accessing the cloud on Public computers. • Keep your personal stuff in one place and your work stuff in another. • Don’t go all in right off the bat. • You never have to go all in 100% with the cloud.
  • 25. Frequently Asked Questions • How secure is cloud computing? • Can I un-share folders that I’ve shared? • Will it work if I have a PC and a Mac? • How do I get more storage?
  • 26. Notable Cloud Applications • Evernote – your notes in the cloud • Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive – your files in the cloud • Office 365 – Microsoft Office in the cloud • Flickr – Your pictures in the cloud • Google Drive – Documents, storage, and more • Wunderlist – your To-Do list in the cloud