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What is it? What should I know about it?

Anyone Can Use Cloud Computing

Discover Cloud Computing Services: Click on any of these Logos to access information for these cloud services! 

Link to Adobe Create Cloud Website
Link to Box Website
Link to Dropbox Website
Link to Google Drive Website
Link to OneDrive Website
Link to Skype Website
Link to Salesforce Website
Link to Amazon AWS Website
Link to iCloud Website

What is Cloud Computing? 

Cloud Computing

 

In the simplest terms, Cloud Computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. The 'cloud' is a real buzzword, but what is it, how does it impact what you do, and is it anything really new? Continue reading from PC Magazine                                                                                              

Cloud Computing -- Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Email, Document and File hosting -- including Photos and Videos, Web conferencing, Database hosting.
  • Free yourself from depending on a particular device for accessing your stuff.
  • Many cloud services are free or charged on a monthly basis; no more trips to the store for the latest version.

Cons:

  • Your connection to the Internet is always a factor. As is cloud reliability.
  • Cloud Computing is Internet computing. Don't use or store data that you are uncomfortable having on the Internet.
  • There is the potential for monthly fees that can add up!
  • Proprietary software often doesn't play nice. Consider which platforms you use the most and align with their cloud offerings.

Continue reading from ZDNet

Video Tutorials

Read Books to Learn More about Cloud Computing

Link to Cloud Computing Basics by Anders Lisdorf in the Catalog
Link to Practical Cloud Security by Chris Dotson in the Catalog
Link to Executive's Guide To Cloud Computing by Eric A. Marks & Bob Lozano in Hoopla
Link to The Cloud Adoption Playbook by Moe Abdula in the Catalog
Link to Beginning Serverless Computing by Maddie Stigler in the Catalog
Link to Cloud Native Transformation by Pini Reznik in the Catalog

More Guides You Might be Interested In 

Link to Anyone Can Use Main Page
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