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  • 1. Presented by Jeff ZainoSystems LibrarianNew Canaan LibraryFall 2011
  • 2.  What is Cloud computing Online Applications › Photo Editing › Music Editing › Slide Shows › The Virtual Office: Office Online, Google Docs, Windows Live › Personal Finance › Cloud Antivirus Photo storage Video Storage Music storage Online Backup and Recovery Online File Storage Online Desktop
  • 3. From Wikipedia:Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on- demand…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
  • 4.  Desktop PC no longer primary device Advent of mobile devices Multiple devices, data not in one place Cheap storage Improved Internet Speed Desire to share and collaborate
  • 5. Pros Simplicity Convenience Fast to implementCons Performance Security Cost
  • 6.  Pixlr – free online photo editing tool. Combines image design and paint tools with photo editing and adjustment features. Features include cropping, resizing, rotation, special effects Aviary Image Editor - (Chrome app)- Basic image editing to complex special effects
  • 7.  Aviary Audio Editor (Chrome app) – Powerful editing tool used to remix your favorite songs or record your own.
  • 8.  SlideRocket › Online presentation software › 250 mb free space › Allows MS Powerpoint import › Access from any location Slideshare › Leading source of free presentations › Users can upload presentations › Presentations available on every topic
  • 9.  Google Documents › Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Windows Live › A complete suite of local and online applications Thinkfree Office › Free Online office and conversion application
  • 10.  Mint.com - Mint brings all your financial accounts together online or on your mobile device, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets and helps you achieveyour savings goals.
  • 11.  Cloud Antivirus › Antivirus and Malware functionality › Rated best free anti-virus from PC World › Sends information about files to the data center on the cloud which checks for malware in the files
  • 12. Sites that will host your images on the web. Organize, tag, and create slideshows Flickr Fotolog Photobucket
  • 13.  Vimeo – video sharing web site on which users can upload, share and view videos
  • 14.  Mspot – Works on any device, free option 5GB. Google Music – beta version, no iphone|ipad app Amazon Cloud Drive – like dropbox (photos, video), cloud player; uses flash (no apple products) Apple Icloud – Apple’s service makes music on your itunes desktop available to all devices
  • 15.  Carbonite › Automatic online data backup storage › Unlimited backup ($54.95/year) › Remote access to data – download, view or share from any browser Mozy › Automatic online backup and storage › Home and business solutions › $5.99/month for 50gb | $9.99/month for 125gb
  • 16.  Dropbox › Software that syns your files online and across computers › Apps for Smartphones › 2gb of free storage Mediafire › Upload, download, manage, and share your documents, presentations, videos, images, and more › Free version 200 mb max file
  • 17.  Tonido › Tonido is a software and service that once installed on any computer (Windows, Linux or Mac), can make files and media in that computer available anywhere through a web browser or from mobile phones (iPhone, Android or Blackberry). It is a new way to share your files, media and other information with anyone around the world without having to upload to third-party sites first. › Desktop version is free
  • 18.  Books › Cloud Computing for Dummies 006.7 C › Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach 006.7 V › Cloud Computing Explained: Handbook for Enterprise implementation 006.7 R Websites › Cloud Computing Resource Center (www.deitel.com/resourcecenters/programming/cloudco mputing/tabid/3057/Default.aspx) › Cloud Computing Journal (cloudcomputing.sys-con.com) › Cloud Computing – Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cloud_computing)