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  • 1. CLOUD COMPUTING For the Home User Presented by Jeff Zaino, Systems Librarian New Canaan Library
  • 2. Outline What is Cloud computing Cloud Applications  Photo & Music Editing  Slide Show Creation  The Virtual Office  Personal Finance  Cloud Antivirus Cloud Storage  Photo storage  Video Storage  Music storage  Online Backup and Recovery  Online File Storage
  • 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…
  • 4. Cloud Computing Desktop PC no longer primary device Proliferation of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) Multiple devices, data not in one place Cheap storage Improved Internet Speed Desire to share and collaborate
  • 5. Pros & ConsPros Simplicity Convenience (data available from any location or device) Easy and quick to implementCons Performance (Requires high-speed connection to Internet) Security Cost
  • 6. 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 effect
  • 7. Music Editing Advanced Aviary – a suite of powerful creative applications: Image editor, Music creator, Screen capture, audio editor, and more…Use your account to create, share and collaborate Aviary Music Editor – Powerful editing tool used to remix your favorite songs or record your own.
  • 8. Slide Shows SlideRocket  Online presentation software  Public or private viewing  Share, colloborate, download  250 mb free space  Import MS Powerpoint or PDF  Offline player Slideshare  World’s largest community for sharing presentations  Upload presentations for pubic or private viewing  Download presentations on any topic and reuse  Presentations available on every topic  Share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn  Mobile app  Embed Youtube videos
  • 9. Virtual Office Google Drive (Docs)  Create documents, spreadsheets, etc  Share, collaborate  5 GB free space Thinkfree Cloud Office Online  Create office file  View, edit and share documents  Conversion application  1 GB online storage  Versioning  Publish to web or blog
  • 10. Personal Finance  Mint brings all your financial accounts together online or on your mobile device, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets and helps you achieve your savings goals.  Bank level security 128-bit SSL encryption  Read only service – money cannot be moved  Free service
  • 11. Antivirus Cloud Antivirus  Antivirus and Malware functionality  Easy to use and configure  Uses minimal PC resources  Rated best cloud antivirus by PC World  Sends information about files to the data center on the cloud which checks for malware in the files
  • 12. Photo Storage Flickr  Organize, tag and create slideshows
  • 13. Video Storage Vimeo – Video storage site - users can upload, share, and view videos
  • 14. Cloud Music Storage Mspot – Works on any device, free option 5GB. 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. Online Backup & Recovery 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. Online File Storage Dropbox  Software that syns your files online and across computers  Apps for Smartphones  2gb of free storage Sugarsync  Backup and sync service  5 gb of free storage
  • 17. 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 ( d/3057/Default.aspx)  Cloud Computing Journal (  Cloud Computing – Wikipedia (