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  • 1. Life on Cloud 9 3/4 Web Services to Make You More Organized and Productive Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 2. Remember when… You had stuff? Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 3. So you bought a computer… to hold all your stuff. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 4. But you discovered that… you needed your stuff in more than one place. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 5. Biggest reason to move to the cloud… is once you go mobile you need your stuff wherever you may be. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 6. What is Cloud Computing?
    • Cloud = Internet
    • Basically any services delivered via the Internet
    • Services replace servers
    • Public or Private clouds
    • SaaS – Software as a Service
    • Real time access to data
    • Virtually limitless storage
    • Elastic use a little or a lot
    • You are already using it
    • http:// wikibon.org /blog/cloud-computing/
    Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 7. What services are available? The choices are numerous. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 8. Many services do the same thing. Here is a quick look at a few choices. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Google Apps (Calendar, Mail) Dropbox (Documents) Picasa (Photos) Cloud Player (Music) Evernote (Notes)
  • 9. Google Apps Store your eMail, Contacts and Calendar in one place Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • No Sync required
    • Web Access in Browser
    • Desktop Applications
    • Mobile Apps (Android & iOS)
  • 10. Google Calendar Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 11. Add to Your Website Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 12. Services for Storing Notes Evernote Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Web Access in Browser
    • Desktop Application
    • Mobile App
    • Share Notes Easily
    • Cut and Paste into Word
  • 13. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 14. Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 15. Services for Storing Documents Dropbox Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Web Access in Browser
    • Desktop Application
    • Mobile App
    • Share Folders with Other Users
  • 16. Dropbox Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 17. Automatically Syncs your Files Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Installs on PC or Mac
  • 18. Service for Storing Music Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Amazon Cloud Drive & Player
    • Web Player in Browser
    • Seamless Amazon Integration
    • Mobile App
  • 19. Instant Music Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] From MP3 Store to Player to Headphones
  • 20. Amazon Cloud Player Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 21. Service for Storing Photos Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Picasa
    • Desktop Application
    • Seamless Google+ Integration
    • Mobile App
    • Albums can be shared or private
  • 22. Picasa Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 23. Picasa Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Feature your photos on your web page with easy cut and paste code.
  • 24. One More Thing Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Want a quick and easy way to add audio to your website?
  • 25. SoundCloud Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 26. Sharing is Easy Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 27. How safe is it, any concerns?
    • Should always have concerns
    • You should always maintain ownership of data
    • Files should be encrypted
    • Service should have multiple redundancies
    • LOCKSS – Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
    • Be mindful of what and who you share with
    • Review all privacy settings
    Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 28. Always Examine the Privacy Policy Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 29. Questions Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
  • 30. Resources Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] On Cloud Computing http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/579826 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031 Cloud Services Google Apps: http:// www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/index.html Evernote: http:// www.evernote.com / Dropbox: https:// www.dropbox.com / Amazon Cloud Player: http:// www.amazon.com/b/ref =sv_dmusic_7?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011 Picasa Web Albums: https:// picasaweb.google.com /home SoundCloud: http:// soundcloud.com /