The Future of Cloud Computing

by Alexander H
Times are changing and technological advancements are changing the way we live our everyday lives. Imagine having your mobile devices in sync with your PC all the time and being able to transfer data amongst those devices. Cloud computing allows you to “organize and mine data from online sources”. You can retrieve and share contacts, e-mails, documents, and even movies through your mobile device or other pc. G-mail and Google Docs are two prime examples of cloud-based services.  Accessing a cloud service can be done off-site, through a third-party provider or via the internet through a browser. Cloud computing is also beneficial and convenient for businesses that rely on specific software in order to operate. Instead of purchasing in bulk, each user can access it through this method which will save the business a significant amount of money. Overall, cloud computing will change the way we organize and access our data.

This week in lecture we discussed web applications, clients and web servers, and touched base on cloud computing. We talked about how “cloud computing providers deliver applications via the internet which are accessed from a web browser, while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location”. We also covered some sites and services like Twitter, Skype, Gmail, and YouTube that use cloud computing. Both the article and certain material in the slides we covered in class overlap, but the article was able to give me a more in depth look into cloud computing and how its purpose.

Having read the article, I felt that I now have a better understanding and appreciation for technology. Through cloud computing we may create personal clouds, or collections, of our data and documents. We can also sync other devices so that we may access our data where ever we may be. I can also see how it fits well with businesses that heavily rely on software essential to their productivity and life cycle. I can see how sites such as Twitter and other RSS feed blogs have utilized cloud computing to allow users to access other users’ data. Given cloud computing may still be fairly new; I see it being even greater in the near future.

 

 

What is Cloud Computing? (2010). PC Magazine, Rivka Tadjer. Retrieved April 1, 2012, from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372164,00.asp

3 thoughts on “The Future of Cloud Computing”

  1. Having all your information at your finger tip is very convenience. The next step in advancement for the internet is the cloud. Its going to be essential for business and customer usage.

    1. I can see a trend in which all computing will be done over the internet. With minimal IT knowledge to be able to use, it will catch on to less tech savy people and be cheaper for businesses.

  2. It amazes me to see how far technology has come and how it still continues to evolve everyday. The only thing that concerns me is the the security aspect with cloud computing, because as users we are accessing a public network and we are vulnerable to being hacked and possibly our personal information being read and taken without our knowledge, but overall I think cloud computing a a great way to share information and have access to information in a matter of seconds and to be able to access those information from our mobile phones is just as or even more amazing.

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