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    1. 1. Cloud Computing<br />For the Home User<br />Presented by Jeff ZainoSystems LibrarianNew Canaan LibraryMarch 2011<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />What is Cloud computing<br />Online Applications<br />Photo Editing<br />Photo Albums<br />Editing Documents, Powerpoint, and Spreadsheets<br />Antivirus <br />Online Backup and Recovery<br />Online File Storage<br />Online Desktop<br />Google, Windows Live, Zoho<br />
    3. 3. What is Cloud Computing?<br />From Wikipedia:<br />Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand…<br /><br />
    4. 4. Cloud Computing<br />Desktop PC no longer primary device<br />Multiple devices, data not in one place<br />Cheap storage<br />Improved Internet Speed<br />Desire to share and collaborate<br />Advent of mobile devices<br />
    5. 5. Photo Editing Tools<br />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<br />Picnik – Another free tool. Premium version with advanced features is $24.95/year<br />
    6. 6. Creating your image album<br />Sites that will host your images on the web. Organize, tag, and create slideshows<br />Flickr<br />Fotolog<br />Photobucket<br />
    7. 7. Editing documents, spreadsheets and powerpoints<br />SlideRocket<br />Online presentation software<br />250 mb free space<br />Allows MS Powerpoint import<br />Access from any location<br />Writeboard<br />Online document editor<br />Multiple users can edit<br />Does not import MS Word files<br />
    8. 8. Editing documents…<br />Slideshare<br />Leading source of free presentations<br />Users can upload presentations<br />Presentations available on every topic<br />
    9. 9. Antivirus<br />Cloud Antivirus<br />Antivirus and Malware functionality<br />Rated best free anti-virus from PC World<br />Sends information about files to the data center on the cloud which checks for malware in the files<br />
    10. 10. Online Storage<br />Carbonite<br />Automatic online data backup storage<br /> Unlimited backup ($54.95/year)<br />Remote access to data – download, view or share from any browser<br />Mozy<br />Automatic online backup and storage<br />Home and business solutions<br />$5.99/month for 50gb | $9.99/month for 125gb<br />
    11. 11. Online File Storage<br />Dropbox<br />Software that syns your files online and across computers<br />Apps for Smartphones<br />2gb of free storage<br />Mediafire<br />Upload, download, manage, and share your documents, presentations, videos, images, and more<br />Free version 200 mb max file<br />
    12. 12. Online Desktop<br />Tonido<br />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.<br />Desktop version is free<br />
    13. 13. Google, Windows Live, Zoho<br />Google Documents<br />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. <br />Windows Live<br />A complete suite of local and online applications<br />Zoho<br />Online collaboration, productivity and business applications<br />
    14. 14. Resources<br />Books<br />Cloud Computing for Dummies 006.7 C<br />Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach 006.7 V<br />Cloud Computing Explained: Handbook for Enterprise implementation 006.7 R<br />Websites <br />Cloud Computing Resource Center(<br />Cloud Computing Journal(<br />Cloud Computing – Wikipedia(<br />