Presented by Jeff ZainoSystems LibrarianNew Canaan LibraryFall 2011
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
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
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
Pros Simplicity Convenience Fast to implementCons Performance Security Cost
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
Aviary Audio Editor (Chrome app) – Powerful editing tool used to remix your favorite songs or record your own.
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
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
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.
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
Sites that will host your images on the web. Organize, tag, and create slideshows Flickr Fotolog Photobucket
Vimeo – video sharing web site on which users can upload, share and view videos
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
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
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
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
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)
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