* "The Cloud" * Digital Cloud* Cloud Computing* Google Cloud * eCloud
What is the CloudThe cloud is a set of services and technologies that enable the delivery of computing services overthe Internet in real-time, allowing end-users instant access to data and applications from any device with Internet access.
Microsoft CloudOn Wednesday (12/08/2010), the US Department of Agriculture announced it had awarded MSFT a cloud-based application contract for 120K employees to deliver email, collaboration and other online apps. The three-year deal is estimated to be worth $27M, generating $6M in annual cost savings in the process.
60% Universities have migrated to Google Apps = 10 million users
What does it mean?Who will use the Cloud? No more software You already do! downloads No more OS costs email No more IT staff Evergreen No new servers Google Amazon What happens when Internet is down? drill team