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    • 1. Cloud Computing
      For the Home User
      Presented by Jeff ZainoSystems LibrarianNew Canaan LibraryMarch 2011
    • 2. Outline
      What is Cloud computing
      Online Applications
      Photo Editing
      Photo Albums
      Editing Documents, Powerpoint, and Spreadsheets
      Antivirus
      Online Backup and Recovery
      Online File Storage
      Online Desktop
      Google, Windows Live, Zoho
    • 3. What is Cloud Computing?
      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. Cloud Computing
      Desktop PC no longer primary device
      Multiple devices, data not in one place
      Cheap storage
      Improved Internet Speed
      Desire to share and collaborate
      Advent of mobile devices
    • 5. Photo Editing Tools
      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
      Picnik – Another free tool. Premium version with advanced features is $24.95/year
    • 6. Creating your image album
      Sites that will host your images on the web. Organize, tag, and create slideshows
      Flickr
      Fotolog
      Photobucket
    • 7. Editing documents, spreadsheets and powerpoints
      SlideRocket
      Online presentation software
      250 mb free space
      Allows MS Powerpoint import
      Access from any location
      Writeboard
      Online document editor
      Multiple users can edit
      Does not import MS Word files
    • 8. Editing documents…
      Slideshare
      Leading source of free presentations
      Users can upload presentations
      Presentations available on every topic
    • 9. Antivirus
      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
    • 10. Online Storage
      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
    • 11. Online File Storage
      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
    • 12. Online Desktop
      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
    • 13. Google, Windows Live, Zoho
      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
      Zoho
      Online collaboration, productivity and business applications
    • 14. Resources
      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/cloudcomputing/tabid/3057/Default.aspx)
      Cloud Computing Journal(cloudcomputing.sys-con.com)
      Cloud Computing – Wikipedia(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cloud_computing)

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