NEFLIN - Cloud Computing: Getting the Most Out of the Cloud

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Cloud computing continues to
grow and offer benefits to individuals and libraries. In this program, we will look at the most popular cloud storage
sites and explore what else we can do beyond remote file storage! Learn how to use these sites for archiving as
well as how to collaborate, automate tasks, automatically back up data, host websites and public files, and more.

Rachel Eichen is a presenter who has had over four years of teaching experience. She teaches librarian-centric webinars on such topics as G-mail, Memes, and Reddit. She also currently works as a clinical trainer teaching nurses how to use smartphone software in the hospital. In the past, Rachel has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.

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NEFLIN - Cloud Computing: Getting the Most Out of the Cloud

  1. 1. GETTING THE MOST OF THE CLOUDPresenterRachel EichenNovare Library Services
  2. 2. AGENDA What is Cloud Computing? Collaborate Dropbox Features Tools and Toys for Dropbox Other Cloud Tools
  3. 3. WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING?
  4. 4. WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING? Internet-based No hard drive needed Software examplesinclude: Facebook andG-mail
  5. 5. THE MAIN SITES Dropbox Google Docs Amazon Cloud Player SkyDrive
  6. 6. COLLABORATE
  7. 7. GOOGLE DOCS/GOOGLE DRIVE
  8. 8. GOOGLE DOCS/GOOGLE DRIVE Create a new document or upload View Revision History Control sharing and editing Download in multiple formats
  9. 9. GOOGLE DRIVE
  10. 10. FORMS Customize questions & type See responses in summary or spreadsheet
  11. 11. MICROSOFTSKYDRIVEWordPowerPointExcelOneNoteExcel Survey
  12. 12. DROPBOX
  13. 13. REMOTE FILE STORAGEDropbox keeps 30days – back-up soI can restoreaccidently deletedfiles. Phew!
  14. 14. SYNCING DIFFERENT DEVICES Use the Desktop Version of Dropbox and keep alldocuments/folders stored there. Download the App for phones/tablets Also – works with Google Drive, Box and otherCloud Sites
  15. 15. AUTO-SYNC MOBILE PHONE PICTURES ANDDESKTOP UPLOADS
  16. 16. IMAGE SHARING
  17. 17. PUBLICFOLDERS/FILES- Right click onspecific file tolink to file only- Use link buttonto share folderhttp://db.tt/by4CCMTP
  18. 18. BACK-UP WEBSITES WordPress – BackWPup (http://backwpup.com/) Automate back-ups restore entire website or specific file Use Dropbox API to automate back –up for othersites (dropbox.com/developers)
  19. 19. TOOLS AND TOYS FOR DROPBOX
  20. 20. EMAILDIRECTLYTODROPBOXSendtoDropbox.com
  21. 21. SAVEAFILEVIAURLGreat for PDF andother onlinedocuments
  22. 22. SYNC YOUR EBOOKS
  23. 23. HOWTOACCESS- Open Dropboxon device andread away- Automate – andsend to yourKindlewappwolf.comTop image from http://lifehacker.com/5984823/?post=57532641
  24. 24. IFTTTwww.ifttt.com
  25. 25. OTHER WAYS TO USE THE CLOUD
  26. 26. CREATE YOUR SITE IN THE CLOUD? Blogger (blogger.com) Wordpress.com Google Sites (sites.google.com) http://pancake.io (connects with Dropbox)
  27. 27. MUSICYou can also syncmusic folders fromItunes or your ownwith Dropbox or likestorage site
  28. 28. WHATDOYOUUSE?
  29. 29. QUESTIONS
  30. 30. CONTACT MEadverb@gmail.comdelicious.com/dee987/cloudslideshare.net/adverbwww.facebook.com/NovareLibraryServices877-816-9638Rachel Eichen

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