Advances & Predictions for the Personal Cloud


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  • New---added video—click imageIn recent years, I think that this has sort of become something we've been hearing about more oftenmostly because the ability to do it at a much larger scale due to increased mobility, wider bandwidth abilities, but also trends such as open data, open government data sets have driven this idea and discussion further. But,In some ways, we’ve had cloud computing for some time and many of us are using—knowingly or unknowingly using cloud computingWeb based email is a good example, I think….mail like gmail, yahoo, windows, etc. The cost for users is 0…but the, or yahoo, microsoft, etc have email and web servers to support the software and data created by users. But as individual users, we don't need to pay anything usually, download software, or have the hardware to run the applications. Web based in the cloud so to speak. There are some other applications that have become popular that are cloud-based--meaning the cost, maintenance, responsibility for integrity and security--belong elsewhere to someone else..perhaps somewhere far far away.We will be discussing some. Insert notes from CiL—Cloud computing presentation
  • Most of these terms are applicable to business-end cloud computing, not personal but wanted to clarify terminology as they’re thrown around..Software—end-user product—includes many personal cloud apps we will discussPlatform—for developers looking to develop their own software solutionsInfrastructure—IT backbone services—networking, storage, etc.
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  • Advances & Predictions for the Personal Cloud

    1. 1. Where to Next?: Advances and predictions for personal cloud computingAndrew YoungkinEmerging Technologies/Evaluation CoordinatorNN/LM-SE/AUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreHealth Sciences & Human Services Library
    2. 2. Objectives• Define „the cloud‟• Define personal cloud• Discuss: ▫ cloud types/models ▫ 10 popular end-user cloud-based apps ▫ current cloud trends ▫ projected cloud implications
    3. 3. What is ‘The Cloud”• “storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet, instead of your computer‟s hard drive…the cloud is a metaphor for the Internet” (PC Magazine, 3/13/13)
    4. 4. The Cloud
    5. 5. The Cloud: A shift in how we compute• ( paradigm shift from desktop computing or server-client computing)
    6. 6. Cloud Types• Private• Public• Community• Hybrid
    7. 7. Cloud Service Models• Software as a Service (SaaS) ▫ End-Users• Platform as a Service (PaaS) ▫ Application Developers• Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) ▫ System Administrators
    8. 8. Model examples
    9. 9. Our Focus Today—Personal Cloud• SaaS—Software as a Service• Individuals/consumers (not businesses)• End-User driven• Public Cloud-based
    10. 10. Personal Cloud Benefits:• Storage• Collaboration• Productivity• Cost savings*• Security*
    11. 11. Personal Cloud Concerns/Risks• Security• Privacy• Ownership• Lack of Control• Cost
    12. 12. The Cloud is….
    13. 13. The Cloud is also….• Dropbox• Evernote• Google Drive/Docs• Microsoft SkyDrive• Hojoki• Adobe Creative• Screencast O Matic• Popplet• Wolfram Alpha• Medeley• VoiceThread
    14. 14. DropBox
    15. 15. Evernote
    16. 16. Google Drive/Docs
    17. 17. Microsoft SkyDrive/Office
    18. 18. Hojoki
    19. 19. Adobe Creative Cloud• html#nerolimedia_split_cc_overview- update_no_coming_soon_708x398-1300.mp4
    20. 20. Screencast O Matic
    21. 21. Popplet
    22. 22. Mendeley
    23. 23. Voicethread
    24. 24. More Services• Bibliography Management ▫ Endnote Web• Assessment ▫ SurveyMonkey ▫ Doodle Poll ▫ Poll Anywhere• Mind-mapping ▫ Cacoo• Presentation ▫ Prezi ▫ Haiku Deck
    25. 25. What’s next?• Predictions• Additional Trends to watch
    26. 26. July 2012• Gartner
    27. 27. 2013
    28. 28. Pew Internet & American Life Project• 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone, of those, 53% own smartphones• Mobile computing trends continue to rise: “nearly 2/3 of American adults connect to Web via smartphone, tablet computer, or on the go laptop”.• Estimated, in 2016, 10 billion Internet devices globally or about 1.4 devices per person, smartphone traffic to increase 50 times next 4 years
    29. 29. Prediction: The new PC• Gartner predicts personal clouds will soon become the new „PC” (Forbes Tech 12/9/12) ▫ Where users store, access, personalize digital lives ▫ With personal cloud, shift away from client device—no single platform or vendor will dominate• Pew: “71% technology stakeholders & critics believe that in 2020, most people won‟t do work with software running on PC, but Internet based applications like Google Docs”.
    30. 30. Prediction: ‘Internet of Things’ gainstraction• Everyday things have their own IP address, collecting, storing, organizing data• Gartner lists IOT as 1 of 10 top technologies in 2013 ▫ Pharmaceutical containers ▫ Smart posters ▫ Applicances ▫ Automobiles
    31. 31. Prediction: Enhanced Personalizeddata/information• Niche, purpose-specific web-based applications—growing „applification‟• “The Quantified Self” --Personal data analytics• Home based „local‟ private clouds
    32. 32. Prediction: Open learning will grow• MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) ▫ Khan Academy ▫ Coursera ▫ Udacity ▫ edX
    33. 33. Prediction: Phrase:‘to the cloud’ willgo away• More specific terminology used• More discretion in putting it/all in the cloud• Companies to drop „cloud‟ from name• Hype cycle will show „healthier‟ trend line
    34. 34. Take Aways• “The Cloud” is big, diverse, multi-leveled, widely purposed, and not a new concept• Personal cloud computing, consumer/end-user applications have benefits and risks• Personal cloud applications will likely increase in number, scope, and functionality as cloud computing continues to define how we access, use, and organize information• Stay informed…the cloud will continue to evolve
    35. 35. ContactAndrew YoungkinUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreHealth Sciences & Human Services LibraryNNLM, SE/A, Suite 508601 West Lombard StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201800.338.7657 (in region)410.706.2855Email: ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.eduSkype: andrew.yougkin1Blog: