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Cloudy out there! Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Public Community Cloud Cloud
Fair WeatherADVANTAGES:• Consumers, all your information available to all your devices. Yourlaptop, your phone, and your tablet can have access to the sameinformation and the same software.• Small businesses, cheap start-up. Without having to invest in theexpense of processers and servers, small businesses can focus onwhat’s really important- their employees and ideas.• Large companies, turns computing from a capital expense to anoperating expense.
Fog AheadCONCERNS:• Reliability – Everything has a down time. Internet based.• Security and Privacy– You are working and sendinginformation through a third-party, with all the risks associatedwith that.• Unpredictable Costs – Most cloud computing companiescharge more for spikes in usage, which can mean a differentbill every cycle. Fee or free?
The days of each library operating its ownlocal servers have largely passed…Aslibraries develop the next phase of theirtechnology strategies, its important to thinkbeyond the locally maintained computerinfrastructure that increasingly represents anoutdated and inefficient model.The Advance of Computing From the Ground to the Cloud:Marshall Breeding, 2009http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=14384
It’s Cloudy in the Stacks Uses of the cloud in libraries