Cloud computing: the lowdown

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Cloud computing: the lowdown"

Transcription

1 1 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 Printing sponsored by: Cloud computing: the lowdown Much of our computing (including the storage of our personal data) is now being done remotely via the 'cloud'. But what is it? Here is a brief history of this radical shift while, below, we assess the relative merits of four cloud computing services John Naughton and Stuart Dredge The Observer, Sunday 6 November 2011 larger smaller Much of the media we use is acquired, stored and accessed though the 'cloud'. 'Where did the computer go?" was the slogan Apple used in 2004 when it launched the first of its current range of imac desktop computers. The question was designed to draw attention to the ingenuity with which the company's designers had managed to pack the components of an entire desktop computer into what was effectively an enclosure for a large flat screen. But actually it's a question with a more contemporary relevance, because nowadays most of us rely on "computing" that's provided by machines we never see and could not locate even if we tried. They are somewhere out there in the internet "cloud" (so called because the network is often drawn as a cloud in technical diagrams), which is how so many of us came to be users of something called "cloud computing". It's very different from how things used to be. Once upon a time the computer was the PC (or the laptop) on your desk. If you wanted to do word processing, or calculations on a spreadsheet, or to read and write s, you did so by launching a program that ran on your computer. And the data the documents, calculations or messages that you produced were likewise stored on the hard drive inside your machine. Even if the PC was connected to the net, most of your computing activity happened inside the box on your desk.

2 2 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 And now? First, most of what we think of as "computing" is increasingly done using a smartphone or an ipad or a simple, stripped-down, laptop or "netbook". Much of our data documents, s, photographs, spreadsheets is no longer stored on our devices but is held in distant server farms operated by the likes of Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. And if you're a serious user of computing resources you will not only store your stuff in the cloud, but rent virtual computers from companies such as Amazon on which to run your own programs. What made this possible was the penetration of broadband ie internet connections that were fast enough to ensure that interactions with distant machines happened at a tolerable speed. Once these types of connections became widespread, the die was cast. For individuals, reliance on cloud computing came about mainly because companies such as Microsoft, Google and Yahoo offered useful services think search (Google, Bing), webmail (Hotmail, Gmail), image hosting (Flickr, Picasa) and social networking (Facebook) that were apparently free (ie supported by advertising) and required no special software (other than a browser) running on their computers. For companies, the route into dependence on cloud computing was driven by economics. Building and running IT services for thousands of employees is an expensive and unrewarding business. But for several decades companies had little alternative just as a century ago they had no alternative except to build and operate their own electricity generators. But eventually it became possible to purchase electricity off the grid, and so most companies shut down their generators and left the messy business of producing electricity to utility companies. Now they're doing the same with computing services, which they regard as a utility just like electricity or water. In other words, the net has become another kind of grid. JN Apple / icloud Key features icloud launched in early October, promising a simple and elegant way to store music, photos, documents and other files on Apple's servers and then access them from iphone, ipod touch, ipad and computers. The key point is that a lot of this is done automatically in the background without you having to do anything. For example, a feature called Photo Stream makes all the photos you take appear on your other devices for up to 30 days. icloud also lets you download all your previous purchases on Apple's itunes Store to your Appleregistered devices. Meanwhile, developers making apps for Apple devices can also use icloud's storage. Early examples include game saves being accessible across iphone and ipad, and document editing apps working across all these devices. Devices icloud works on any iphone, ipad or ipod touch running the ios 5 software, as well as any Mac running the OS X Lion operating system. But it also works on PCs, through itunes. The cost icloud is free with 5GB of storage space for your content, although anything you buy from itunes doesn't count towards this total, nor do your Photo Stream pictures. 10GB of additional

3 3 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 storage costs 14 a year, while 20GB costs 28 and 50GB costs 70. Ease of use The key to icloud is that, often, you don't have to "use" it: the service does things in the background without you needing to upload or download anything. The idea being that quickly, you'll just assume your files and content are available on whatever device you're using at the time. Privacy and security icloud involves a lot of your personal content being sent over the internet and/or stored on Apple's servers, although the company uses encryption technology to keep it secure. Apple also has a policy of only storing location data from individual devices for 24 hours on its servers before deleting it. Great for Anyone with an Apple device, but particularly for those with two or three. SD Microsoft / SkyDrive Key features Microsoft's SkyDrive is part of its Windows Live service, with strong links to services such as Hotmail, Windows Messenger and Xbox Live. It's more of a virtual hard drive in the cloud, using a similar system of folders to organise your stored files. You can store documents, photos and videos in your SkyDrive, as well as other files. Documents can be edited within Microsoft's Office web apps just like Google. Meanwhile, Hotmail is the basis for synchronising your contacts, and calendars across all these devices. SkyDrive also has the ability to make certain folders public to share their contents with friends and family, for example. This feature is useful for workmates collaborating on big documents or projects. Like Apple, Microsoft wants developers to incorporate SkyDrive into their apps, both on PCs and Windows Phones. Devices SkyDrive is accessible from PCs and Macs, but also from smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. It has a good mobile website, too, which works on other mobile devices. The cost SkyDrive is free, and you get 25GB of storage for your documents and files. At the time of writing, there is no way to buy additional storage. Ease of use One easy way to use SkyDrive is from within Microsoft applications, such as the latest version of Office, which lets you save documents directly to your SkyDrive. It's also integrated into Windows Phones, allowing you to save photos to your SkyDrive immediately after taking them. Using the main website to upload and access files is simple, too. Privacy and security Microsoft gives every file you store on SkyDrive its own web address, making it easy to share them with friends and the URLs are long and complex enough not to be guessed. You can also set files and folders to share with specific contacts or to be entirely private. Great for... Anyone with a Windows Phone and the hardy people who are still using Hotmail in SD

4 4 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 Google Key features Google has a number of cloud services that increasingly interlink. Gmail, for example, now offers an impressive 7.6GB of free storage for s and attachments, while also storing your contacts. Another Google cloud service is Google Calendar, which stores your engagements in the cloud so you're never far from a device telling you when your dentist appointment is. Google Docs is for creating, editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations an online equivalent of Microsoft's Office (although in response to Google Docs, Microsoft now has one of those too). Google ebookstore is a cloud service for buying ebooks and accessing them from any web-enabled device, while the company has a music service live in the US, and coming our way soon. Devices Google makes its cloud services available across every device possible: computers, tablets and smartphones. On the latter two, this is a mixture of apps and (often superior) mobile websites. They work particularly well on devices running Google's Android software. The cost All Google's cloud services are free. That said, if you find yourself bumping up against the upper storage limit on Gmail, 20GB costs $5 a year, 80GB costs $20, 200GB costs $50, 400GB costs $100 a year and 1TB will set you back $256. Ease of use Google's experience shines through: its services are easy to use, with Google Docs presenting no problems for anyone switching from desktop tools such as Office. Over time, the different services have also linked together in some good ways, such as prompting you to make a calendar appointment from within Gmail. Privacy policy Google's policy of selling ads relating to keywords in your s can spook new Gmail users, but the company says its systems are entirely automated and are also used to screen out viruses and spam from your inbox. Security-wise, Gmail can offer a two-step verification process to enter an additional code when logging in. Great for... Cost-sensitive web users who buy into the Googleplex dream. SD Dropbox Key features Dropbox is the independent option in the four main cloud services we have chosen: it's a startup that doesn't make its own devices or operating systems. Its pitch is simple sharing, with files saved to Dropbox made instantly available across all your other devices. Other key selling points are the fact that Dropbox works when you're offline because the files are actually stored on your devices, but it also keeps data usage to a minimum important for mobile

5 5 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 users by only transferring the parts of files that change when you edit them. Dropbox also includes sharing features to give friends, family and colleagues access to specific folders, so that it'll feel like that folder is stored on their computer too. You also have a Public folder where every file has a link for anyone to view. Devices Dropbox works on just about anything: its website is fine for PCs and Macs, while it has apps for iphone, ipad, Android and BlackBerry. Phone users can edit files and then upload their photos and videos. The cost Dropbox is free at its basic level, which provides 2GB of storage for your files. You pay $9.99 a month for the Pro 50 package (50GB) and $19.99 a month for Pro 100 (100GB). Ease of use Dropbox has been designed to be easy to start using straight away, even if you're not a geek. The focus is on simplicity, from uploading files to sharing them with others. From the moment that your different devices are set up to synchronise your files, it's seamless. Privacy policy Dropbox caused a stir earlier in 2011 with a change to its terms and conditions taken by many people as a claim to ownership over the files stored on it. The following week, however, it clarified to users that "You retain ownership of your stuff We don't own your stuff." Great for Independently minded souls with a range of devices from different manufacturers. SD Cloud atlas: Specialist providers Photos: Digital cameras and smartphones mean a lot of people have thousands of photos stored on their computers. Why store them in the cloud too? Partly to make them easier to share, but also for security: a back-up in case your hard drive comes a cropper. Flickr is the best-known cloud photos service, although in recent years it has faced serious competition from Facebook. You can upload to Flickr from your computer or mobile device, and it now makes it easier to post them on social networks too. Rivals include Photobucket and Picasa Web Albums, although now there are also mobile cloud photo apps such as Instagram and Picplz, which let you apply a range of visual effects before sharing. Music: Apple's icloud will soon be the most high-profile cloud music service in the UK, but there are already rivals available. Sony's Music Unlimited is one of the best, because it combines the ability to store your existing music collection in the cloud with a Spotify-style library of songs you don't own, to stream. It works on computers, but also Android devices and the PlayStation 3 console. Carphone Warehouse also has a cloud music service, My Music Anywhere, which stores your collection online, including playlists, and allows you to access it from other computers and your smartphone. There is also US service MP3tunes, which is controversial within the music industry (record label EMI sued it), but it was one of the first to offer a music locker, with 2GB of free storage and more for customers who pay. Games: When it comes to games, the term "cloud" means something different. It's not about uploading your games to a remote server, but about never having to own the games in the first place: no downloads or discs required. Your chosen game runs on OnLive's server, delivering video to whatever screen you're playing on PC, Mac, TV or tablet then transmitting your controls back up to the server. One key advantage is that you don't need the most powerful hardware to run even the latest, most graphic-intensive games.

6 6 de 6 07/11/2011 0:52 To play on a TV, you'll need the OnLive Game System (a set-top box and joypad) which costs plus subscription at 6.99 a month, although you buy access to brand new games separately. One rival is Gaikai, which aims to strike deals with websites to make games and demos playable within the web browser. Cloud hardware: The lowdown Most of the talk around the cloud concerns software and websites, but increasingly there is hardware too. Google's Chromebooks are laptops designed to be used with the company's cloud services. They even boot up straight into the web browser. Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet works with that company's cloud services. It goes on sale in the US this month, but no UK release date has been set Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

Cloud computing is a marketing term for technologies that provide servers, outside of the firewall, for:

Cloud computing is a marketing term for technologies that provide servers, outside of the firewall, for: Peter Hirsch Cloud computing is a marketing term for technologies that provide servers, outside of the firewall, for: Computation Software Applications Data access Storage services.that do not require

More information

In the Cloud. Scoville Memorial Library February, 2013 ccayne@biblio.org

In the Cloud. Scoville Memorial Library February, 2013 ccayne@biblio.org In the Cloud Scoville Memorial Library February, 2013 ccayne@biblio.org What is the Cloud? You may have heard people using terms like the cloud, cloud computing, or cloud storage. But what exactly is the

More information

2013 USER GROUP CONFERENCE

2013 USER GROUP CONFERENCE 2013 USER GROUP CONFERENCE The Cloud This session will touch anything and everything cloud based that is important to districts today. We will compare and contrast Google Apps and Office 365, Cloud storage

More information

Google Drive @ Holy Family University

Google Drive @ Holy Family University Google Drive @ Holy Family University A Hard Drive in the Cloud. Access & share anything everywhere Google Docs has been retired and replaced by Drive. And if you are familiar with Google Docs, Google

More information

The End is Near. Options for File Management and Storage

The End is Near. Options for File Management and Storage The End is Near Options for File Management and Storage Options Google Drive icloud Drive USB Drives H:Drive icloud icloud IOS 8 icloud Drive icloud With icloud Drive, you can safely store all your presentations,

More information

Shafiq Khan. An Introduction to. Cloud Computing 13/12/2012

Shafiq Khan. An Introduction to. Cloud Computing 13/12/2012 Shafiq Khan An Introduction to Cloud Computing 13/12/2012 Who we are. > Part of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce > Web design agency established in 1998 > Customer focused with web solutions for every

More information

Cloud Computing for Education Workshop

Cloud Computing for Education Workshop Cloud Computing for Education Workshop 2012 Copyright REZA CURTMOLA, NJIT Why Should You Learn This? Learn some useful software and services Backup and sync your materials for teaching Data reliability

More information

Backing Up Your Files. External Hard Drives

Backing Up Your Files. External Hard Drives Backing Up Your Files As we become more and more dependent on technology to help accomplish our everyday tasks, we tend to forget how easily the information stored on our computers can be lost. Imagine

More information

2015 USER GROUP CONFERENCE

2015 USER GROUP CONFERENCE 2015 USER GROUP CONFERENCE The Cloud This session will touch anything and everything cloud based that is important to districts today. We will compare and contrast Google Apps and Office 365, Cloud storage

More information

1. You will have knowledge of all the features of Yosemite and ios 8 that allow employees and business owners to collaborate on their work.

1. You will have knowledge of all the features of Yosemite and ios 8 that allow employees and business owners to collaborate on their work. Collaboration Collaboration simply means to work together and that is exactly what Yosemite and ios 8 do for individuals and organisations. Quite often organisations face challenges around how to get technology,

More information

The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program is Right For You Page 1 2012, copyright High-Definition Genealogy. All rights reserved.

The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program is Right For You Page 1 2012, copyright High-Definition Genealogy. All rights reserved. The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program is Right For You Thomas MacEntee, of High-Definition Genealogy http://hidefgen.com hidefgen@gmail.com Clouds in Genealogy? What is the Genealogy Cloud?

More information

How to wipe personal data and email from a lost or stolen mobile device

How to wipe personal data and email from a lost or stolen mobile device IS Doc no 858 How to wipe personal data and email from a lost or stolen mobile device This document explains what to do if your mobile device (iphone, ipod Touch, ipad, mobile phone etc.) is stolen or

More information

INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD STORAGE

INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD STORAGE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Carrboro Cybrary Chapel Hill Public Library Durham County Public Library INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD STORAGE GETTING STARTED PAGE 02 Class Overview What

More information

Backing up your digital image collection provides it with essential protection.

Backing up your digital image collection provides it with essential protection. Backing up your digital image collection provides it with essential protection. In this chapter, you ll learn more about your options for creating a reliable backup of your entire digital image library.

More information

Personal Cloud Survey: Hype vs. Reality. Research Report

Personal Cloud Survey: Hype vs. Reality. Research Report Personal Cloud Survey: Hype vs. Reality Research Report August, 2011 Personal Cloud Survey: Hype vs. Reality Table of Contents I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...... 3 II. SURVEY RESULTS... 6 III. CONCLUSION... 14

More information

What is the Cloud? Computer Basics Web Apps and the Cloud. Page 1

What is the Cloud? Computer Basics Web Apps and the Cloud. Page 1 Computer Basics Web Apps and the Cloud What is the Cloud? You may have heard people using terms like the cloud, cloud computing, or cloud storage. But what exactly is the cloud? Basically, the cloud is

More information

Organizing Electronic Documents and Records in Cloud-Based Systems (5-4) K.J. McCorry

Organizing Electronic Documents and Records in Cloud-Based Systems (5-4) K.J. McCorry Organizing Electronic Documents and Records in Systems (5-4) K.J. McCorry Organizing Electronic Documents and Records in Systems Presented by: K.J. McCorry Officiency, Inc. www.officiency.com 1 Your Content

More information

G-CLOUD FRAMEWORK RM1557-vi 5DRIVE PROFESSIONAL STORAGE (PRO)

G-CLOUD FRAMEWORK RM1557-vi 5DRIVE PROFESSIONAL STORAGE (PRO) Commercial in Confidence 1 G-CLOUD FRAMEWORK RM1557-vi SERVICE DEFINITION 5DRIVE PROFESSIONAL STORAGE (PRO) 5NINES 5NINES Data Centre Services Service Offered 5DRIVE PERSONAL CLOUD STORAGE with remote

More information

Office Professional Plus - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Lync and more...

Office Professional Plus - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Lync and more... Office 365 The future of technology for the small business Microsoft Office 365 provides the latest email, communication, messaging, staff productivity and collaboration tools over the Web, ideally suited

More information

Joseph Guarino Owner/CEO/Sr. Consultant Evolutionary IT CISSP, LPIC, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, PMP www.evolutionaryit.com

Joseph Guarino Owner/CEO/Sr. Consultant Evolutionary IT CISSP, LPIC, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, PMP www.evolutionaryit.com Cloud Computing A Plain English Introduction to the Cloud Joseph Guarino Owner/CEO/Sr. Consultant Evolutionary IT CISSP, LPIC, MCSE 2000, MCSE 2003, PMP www.evolutionaryit.com Objectives Explore what the

More information

Neat Cloud Service + Mobile App

Neat Cloud Service + Mobile App Getting Started with Neat Cloud Service + Mobile App Neat transforms paper and electronic documents into organized digital files that are easy to find, use, and share. Neat Cloud Service and Mobile App

More information

CD and DVD drives offered a lot more capacity to install and store files but lacked the convenience of the small floppy disks.

CD and DVD drives offered a lot more capacity to install and store files but lacked the convenience of the small floppy disks. Slide 1 Safe in the Cloud This presentation was given to the U3A South East Region Committees Workshop October 25 th 2013 and follows up the article published in Third Age Matters Issue 7 Summer 2013 page

More information

Google Drive lets you store and share all your stuff, including documents, videos, images and other files that are important to

Google Drive lets you store and share all your stuff, including documents, videos, images and other files that are important to What are Docs & Drive? Docs Use Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for document editing anywhere, anytime. Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate

More information

LOOK TO THE CLOUD: Cloud Computing Primer An ebook

LOOK TO THE CLOUD: Cloud Computing Primer An ebook LOOK TO THE CLOUD: Cloud Computing Primer An ebook Contents 1. What Is the Cloud?... Pg. 3 2. What is Office 365?... Pg. 3 2-1. Exchange Online... Pg. 4 2-2. SharePoint Online... Pg. 5 2-3. Lync Online...

More information

Cloud Computing TODAY S TOPICS WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING? ICAC Webinar Cloud Computing September 4, 2012. What Cloud Computing is and How it Works

Cloud Computing TODAY S TOPICS WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING? ICAC Webinar Cloud Computing September 4, 2012. What Cloud Computing is and How it Works Cloud Computing TODAY S TOPICS What Cloud Computing is and How it Works Security & Privacy Issues Investigative Challenges WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING? Cloud computing refers to software or processes offered

More information

Introduction to Cloud Storage GOOGLE DRIVE

Introduction to Cloud Storage GOOGLE DRIVE Introduction to Cloud Storage What is Cloud Storage? Cloud computing is one method to store and access data over the internet instead of using a physical hard drive (e.g. computer s hard drive, flash drive,

More information

CNJG Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop. Presentors: David Binder, Dir., IT Don Debias, Help Desk Mgr. John Bednar, Sr. Help Desk Specialist

CNJG Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop. Presentors: David Binder, Dir., IT Don Debias, Help Desk Mgr. John Bednar, Sr. Help Desk Specialist CNJG Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop Presentors: David Binder, Dir., IT Don Debias, Help Desk Mgr. John Bednar, Sr. Help Desk Specialist Agenda Overview of current state of technology Hardware Software

More information

Online File Sharing for Business

Online File Sharing for Business Your complete guide to MyOwnCloud Online File Sharing for Business 1 Table of Contents Hosted Desk- The business need for online file sharing! What is MyOwnCloud? How can online file sharing help my business?

More information

Contents. Introduction. What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service. Cloud Service Providers. Summary

Contents. Introduction. What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service. Cloud Service Providers. Summary Contents Introduction What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service Cloud Service Providers Summary Introduction The CLOUD! It seems to be everywhere these days; you can t get away from it!

More information

How to get music onto the ipad

How to get music onto the ipad How to get music onto the ipad Get Music onto your ipad This is Part 1 of a series of articles about music on your ipad. This articles focuses on how to get music onto your ipad and covers the following:

More information

Create shared Photostreams in ios 7

Create shared Photostreams in ios 7 Create shared Photostreams in ios 7 Why use Shared Photostreams? Emailing photos and the person on the receiving end complains of either being unable to open them or didn t see them in their email. File

More information

imail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 27 July 2015 Version 2.2

imail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 27 July 2015 Version 2.2 imail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 27 July 2015 Version 2.2 Owner: Cynthia Tan IT Services Table of Contents GENERAL FAQS... 4 1. How to access to Sunway imail account?... 4 2. I can t login to my

More information

Keep Your Genealogy Research Safe by Barbara J Starmans

Keep Your Genealogy Research Safe by Barbara J Starmans Barbara J Starmans, PLCGS Richmond Hill, ON, Canada p) 647-401-1519 e) barb@bjstarmans.com Word Count 1700 Keep Your Genealogy Research Safe by Barbara J Starmans It can happen to anyone: a hard drive

More information

Clickfree frequently asked questions

Clickfree frequently asked questions Clickfree frequently asked questions Q: What is Cloud Storage? A: Cloud Storage is a term used for storing data remotely via the Internet. Cloud companies such as Elephant Drive provide this service. Q:

More information

A Ready Business takes their office wherever they go

A Ready Business takes their office wherever they go A Ready Business takes their office wherever they go Microsoft from Vodafone Vodafone Power to you This has made a massive impact on our business. It s given us a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace.

More information

Do you know what makes NetSupport Manager so unique?

Do you know what makes NetSupport Manager so unique? Do you know what makes NetSupport Manager so unique? NetSupport Manager is recognised internationally as the market leading Remote Control solution for Enterprises large and small. Over the last 23 years,

More information

Guide 3 - SkyDrive Pro

Guide 3 - SkyDrive Pro Guide 3 - SkyDrive Pro 1. SkyDrive Pro on the web 2. SkyDrive Pro on your PC 3. SkyDrive Pro on your ipad Microsoft Office 365 is the new messaging and storage solution for the City of Edinburgh educational

More information

Cloud Storage & Tools. Ford s Colony Computer & Technology Club

Cloud Storage & Tools. Ford s Colony Computer & Technology Club Cloud Storage & Tools Ford s Colony Computer & Technology Club What is the Cloud? Metaphor for the Internet Infrastructure hosted & maintained by 3 rd party Hardware & Server O/S Applica?ons Lowers cost

More information

Computer Adelaide & Internet City Training Program

Computer Adelaide & Internet City Training Program Free Computer Adelaide & Internet City Training Program April to June 2014 BOOK NOW for FREE computer and internet training at the Adelaide City Digital Hub Gain new skills through group and one-on-one

More information

Dropbox (Free)- Dropbox is a great file storage application that saves your documents using the cloud, and makes them available anywhere you are connected to the Internet. The Dropbox App, available in

More information

Office 365. Office 365 Small Business Premium Sales Guide. Your business to go. Empower your customers with best-in-class Office tools and services.

Office 365. Office 365 Small Business Premium Sales Guide. Your business to go. Empower your customers with best-in-class Office tools and services. Office 365 Small Business Premium Sales Guide Office 365 Your business to go Empower your customers with best-in-class Office tools and services. 1 Office 365 Small Business Premium (SBP) Office 365 SBP

More information

Hosted SharePoint. OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business with Hosted SharePoint. Secure UK Cloud Document Management from Your Office Anywhere

Hosted SharePoint. OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business with Hosted SharePoint. Secure UK Cloud Document Management from Your Office Anywhere OneDrive for Business with Hosted SharePoint Secure UK Cloud Document Management from Your Office Anywhere Cloud Storage is commonplace but for businesses that want secure UK Cloud based document and records

More information

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business User Guide IRM Department Table of Contents Section A Exploring OneDrive for Business... 3 Features... 3 Accessing OneDrive for Business... 3 Section B Installing OneDrive for Business

More information

//. Cloud solutions for your small business Sieburth Presentation. Sieburth //.

//. Cloud solutions for your small business Sieburth Presentation. Sieburth //. Cloud solutions for your small business Sieburth Presentation Cloud Computing for Small Business How Small Business can leverage Cloud Solutions Today. INTERNET BASED APPLICATION & HARDWARE 1 Software

More information

Simple Backup Strategy for Home Computers

Simple Backup Strategy for Home Computers Simple Backup Strategy for Home Computers Corey's Postulate of Data Loss: "If you want to lose it, keep only one copy of it." From Corey Keating (www.computersecuritynw.com) Backing up the information

More information

Cloud Computing: Impact on Your Library Presented by Rita Gavelis November 19, 2013

Cloud Computing: Impact on Your Library Presented by Rita Gavelis November 19, 2013 Cloud Computing: Impact on Your Library Presented by Rita Gavelis November 19, 2013 1 st section What is Cloud Computing Cloud computing noun 1. The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted

More information

Security Benefits of Cloud Computing

Security Benefits of Cloud Computing Security Benefits of Cloud Computing FELICIAN ALECU Economy Informatics Department Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest ROMANIA e-mail: alecu.felician@ie.ase.ro Abstract: The nature of the Internet is

More information

Introduction to Cloud Services

Introduction to Cloud Services Introduction to Cloud Services (brought to you by www.rmroberts.com) Cloud computing concept is not as new as you might think, and it has actually been around for many years, even before the term cloud

More information

LACCD Student E Mail Getting Started Guide

LACCD Student E Mail Getting Started Guide LACCD Student E Mail Getting Started Guide Outlook Live: Understanding your Inbox and Composing Emails The Outlook Live Web Application included in the Live@edu suite is very similar to the Desktop version

More information

Requirements for Apple Mobile Digital Devices

Requirements for Apple Mobile Digital Devices Requirements for Apple Mobile Digital Devices Supported Apple Mobile Devices The table below shows which Apple mobile devices are compatible with the app, the app version available in App Store, and suggested

More information

Windows 8 Hacks O'REILLY* Preston Gralla. Beijing. Cambridge Famham. Koln Sebastopol Tokyo

Windows 8 Hacks O'REILLY* Preston Gralla. Beijing. Cambridge Famham. Koln Sebastopol Tokyo Windows 8 Hacks Preston Gralla Beijing Cambridge Famham O'REILLY* Koln Sebastopol Tokyo Table of Contents Preface vii 1. Setup and Startup Hacks 1 Hack 01. Disable Windows 8's Lock Screen 1 Hack 02. Hack

More information

User Guide......Version 3.0, May, 2012

User Guide......Version 3.0, May, 2012 User Guide......Version 3.0, May, 2012 Copyright 2012 SugarSync, Inc. All rights reserved. SugarSync User Guide, Version 3.0. If this guide is distributed with software that includes an end-user agreement,

More information

An introduction to Hosted SQL database applications

An introduction to Hosted SQL database applications Hosted SQL Server From Your Office Anywhere Cloud hosting applications that require SQL server not only gives you the flexibility to run your application from anywhere, but also provides genuine cost savings

More information

TELUS Business Connect Meeting User Guide. Video Conference. Web Share.

TELUS Business Connect Meeting User Guide. Video Conference. Web Share. TELUS Business Connect Meeting User Guide Video Conference. Web Share. Table of Contents 3 System requirements 4 Download & Install 6 Meet: Host a Meeting 8 Join a Meeting as participant 9 Invite participants

More information

Cloud Computing INTRODUCTION

Cloud Computing INTRODUCTION Cloud Computing INTRODUCTION Cloud computing is where software applications, processing power, data and potentially even artificial intelligence are accessed over the internet. or in simple words any situation

More information

Cut The TV Cable. Paul Glattstein

Cut The TV Cable. Paul Glattstein Cut The TV Cable by Paul Glattstein Cut The TV Cable by Paul Glattstein Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done. Ernie Kovacs Overview Disconnect from Cable or Satellite TV What's

More information

Systems Manager Cloud Based Mobile Device Management

Systems Manager Cloud Based Mobile Device Management Datasheet Systems Manager Systems Manager Cloud Based Mobile Device Management Overview Meraki Systems Manager provides cloud-based over-the-air centralized management, diagnostics, and monitoring of the

More information

Cloud Computing Overview

Cloud Computing Overview Cloud Computing Overview Presented by: Luis Ledezma, SMP Tech, Inc. Cloud Computing Overview 2 Defining Cloud Computing Definition Characteristics Layers / Service Models Deployment Schemes Business Drivers

More information

Cloud Computing in the Digital Age

Cloud Computing in the Digital Age Cloud Computing in the Digital Age Cloud computing is a term used to refer to a computer situation where a program runs on a remote server rather than on a local computer, tablet or smartphone. Instead

More information

ipad for Attorneys 366 South Oyster Bay Road Hicksville, NY 11801 Phone: (516) 762-0155 Fax: (516) 977-3174 Email: solutions@glassertech.

ipad for Attorneys 366 South Oyster Bay Road Hicksville, NY 11801 Phone: (516) 762-0155 Fax: (516) 977-3174 Email: solutions@glassertech. 1. Using the IPad and Browsing the Web a. Hardware Controls i. On/Off Button To turn the ipad on, just press and hold the on/off button. To turn it off, press the on/off button until the red slide to power

More information

E-Guide SIX ENTERPRISE CLOUD STORAGE AND FILE-SHARING SERVICES TO CONSIDER

E-Guide SIX ENTERPRISE CLOUD STORAGE AND FILE-SHARING SERVICES TO CONSIDER E-Guide SIX ENTERPRISE CLOUD STORAGE AND FILE-SHARING SERVICES TO CONSIDER E ach enterprise cloud service has different capabilities. This expert E-Guide deep dives into how to know what you re getting

More information

FAMILY. Reference Guide. Pogoplug Family. Reference Guide. 2012 Cloud Engines, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FAMILY. Reference Guide. Pogoplug Family. Reference Guide. 2012 Cloud Engines, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reference Guide Pogoplug Family Reference Guide Table of Contents Table of Contents 1. What s Included 2. Setting Up Your Pogoplug Device 3. Back Up a. Backing Up Your Computers b. Backing Up Your Mobile

More information

About Us. About Joey & Craig. Two technology enthusiasts...

About Us. About Joey & Craig. Two technology enthusiasts... About Joey & Craig Two technology enthusiasts... 2 About Us We share the same birthday, and we both have been blessed with 3 awesome children, and wives who put up with our crap. We have known each other

More information

Clarity High School Student Survey

Clarity High School Student Survey Clarity High School Student Survey Instructions Take 10 minutes to help your school with technology in the classroom. This is an anonymous survey regarding your technology use. It will take approximately

More information

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Contents FAQ: About Us... 1 FAQ: About BryteWave Digital Textbooks... 2 FAQ: Shopping... 4 FAQ: Delivery of Digital Materials... 6 FAQ: Mobile Devices... 7 FAQ: Technical...

More information

How to use Dropbox. What is Dropbox. Please read the University of Melbourne Guidelines on Dropbox and University Information prior to use.

How to use Dropbox. What is Dropbox. Please read the University of Melbourne Guidelines on Dropbox and University Information prior to use. How to use Dropbox Please read the University of Melbourne Guidelines on Dropbox and University Information prior to use. What is Dropbox Dropbox lets you easily share and collaborate on documents with

More information

Washwood Heath Academy Use by staff of private communication devices policy

Washwood Heath Academy Use by staff of private communication devices policy As a learning community, Washwood Heath Academy wants all staff and students to be able to be safe users of ICT and all data storage. The development of responsible, independent users is a prime aim of

More information

Dacorum U3A Computer Support Group. Friday 27th March 2015

Dacorum U3A Computer Support Group. Friday 27th March 2015 Dacorum U3A Computer Support Group Archiving and Backup for Windows PC's. This will include local backup to HD, USB Memory, NAS and Cloud storage. Friday 27th March 2015 Agenda Discussion about format

More information

What are Hosted Desktops?

What are Hosted Desktops? Hosted Desktops An introduction to Hosted Desktops from Your Office Anywhere Hosted Desktops from Your Office Anywhere provide Flexibility, Reliability and Security and offer genuine cost savings against

More information

USING GOOGLE APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMAIL HOSTING MARCH 2015

USING GOOGLE APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMAIL HOSTING MARCH 2015 USING GOOGLE APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMAIL HOSTING MARCH 2015 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Google Apps for Work...4 Key benefits of Google Apps...4 Huge amounts of email storage...4 Peace of mind

More information

Apple Deployment Programs Apple ID for Students: Parent Guide

Apple Deployment Programs Apple ID for Students: Parent Guide Apple Deployment Programs Apple ID for Students: Parent Guide As a parent or guardian, you want the best learning environment for your student. One that makes learning relevant for each student and allows

More information

Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iprint&scan

Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iprint&scan Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iprint&scan Version K ENG Definitions of notes We use the following note style throughout this user s guide: specifies the operating environment, conditions for installation,

More information

Cloud Computing. Security Practices for General User. Examples of Popular Cloud Service Providers

Cloud Computing. Security Practices for General User. Examples of Popular Cloud Service Providers Cloud Computing Security Practices for General User T he cloud is composed of an extensive bulk of computers owned by a third-party in remote location(s). The Internet provides a bridge between personal

More information

Sharing your ipad Stuff

Sharing your ipad Stuff Sharing your ipad Stuff 2013 John Larkin. Do not use without permission. Please acknowledge use. http://www.larkin.net.au Introduction John Larkin Sharing on an ipad, Page 1 Sharing and exporting files

More information

Personalised E-Mail package Details

Personalised E-Mail package Details Personalised E-Mail package Details All Mail Packages provided include a UK Domain name of your choice when available (someone@yourdomainname.co.uk), the domain name will be registered in your name and

More information

On-line Storage and Backup Services

On-line Storage and Backup Services Google Drive, icloud, Dropbox, Evernote There are many different services available that allow us to store, backup, and even share our files. Tonight we will explore some of these; how to use them and

More information

www.dowsemurray.co.nz

www.dowsemurray.co.nz What we are covering Best practices The cloud Email and document storage Phones and faxes Home office suggestions Small business suggestions Where to buy Where to get support Fun stuff What (I hope) you

More information

Access Database Hosting. An introduction to Cloud Hosting Access databases from Your Office Anywhere

Access Database Hosting. An introduction to Cloud Hosting Access databases from Your Office Anywhere Access Database Hosting An introduction to Cloud Hosting Access databases from Your Office Anywhere Microsoft Access is a powerful way of creating bespoke database applications for either your own business

More information

Commack UFSD Remote Access for Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and 8 Apple Macs, ipads, iphones And Android devices

Commack UFSD Remote Access for Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and 8 Apple Macs, ipads, iphones And Android devices Commack UFSD Remote Access for Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and 8 Apple Macs, ipads, iphones And Android devices This allows district staff and students to access the Commack UFSD network from home or anywhere

More information

Backup ipad. Withdrawing from LISD. Before turning in your ipad,

Backup ipad. Withdrawing from LISD. Before turning in your ipad, Backup ipad Withdrawing from LISD... 1 Before turning in your ipad,... 1 Backing up your files... 2 Select a backup method... 2 1 - Google Takeout... 3 2 -Transfer ownership of your Google Site or blogs...

More information

RingCentral Meetings User Guide. Video Conference. Web Share.

RingCentral Meetings User Guide. Video Conference. Web Share. RingCentral Meetings User Guide Video Conference. Web Share. RingCentral User Guide Meetings Table of Contents Table of Contents 3 System requirements 4 Download & Install 6 Meet: Host a Meeting 8 Join

More information

OneDrive for Business FAQ s Updated 6/19/14

OneDrive for Business FAQ s Updated 6/19/14 OneDrive for Business FAQ s Updated 6/19/14 What is OneDrive for Business? OneDrive for Business is an online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication. It provides

More information

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About the Microsoft Office365 Program for Pasadena City College Faculty and Staff

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About the Microsoft Office365 Program for Pasadena City College Faculty and Staff Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About the Microsoft Office365 Program for Pasadena City College Faculty and Staff Microsoft Student Advantage What is the Microsoft Office365 Program for Pasadena

More information

More information >>> HERE <<<

More information >>> HERE <<< More information >>> HERE http://dbvir.com/pcpandora/pdx/cc131/ Tags: pc pandora scam or work?-- vmware

More information

PolyU Connect. OneDrive for Business. User Guide

PolyU Connect. OneDrive for Business. User Guide PolyU Connect OneDrive for Business User Guide Version 2.4 Last Update: 7 October 2014 PolyU Connect: www.polyu.edu.hk/connect ITS HelpCentre Support: www.polyu.edu.hk/hots ITS HelpCentre Support Hotline:

More information

HP MediaSmart Server Software Upgrade from v.1 to v.3

HP MediaSmart Server Software Upgrade from v.1 to v.3 HP MediaSmart Server Software Upgrade from v.1 to v.3 Table of Contents Upgrade Your Server Software to HP MediaSmart Server v.3 2 Before You Begin 3 What's New... 3 Features That Will Change... 4 Prepare

More information

Google Apps to Office 365 for business

Google Apps to Office 365 for business Google Apps to Office 365 for business Make the switch Office 365 for business looks different from Google Apps, so when you sign in, you ll get this view to get you started. After the first few weeks,

More information

OneDrive for Business. (formerly SkyDrive Pro) An Introductory Briefing

OneDrive for Business. (formerly SkyDrive Pro) An Introductory Briefing OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) An Introductory Briefing OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business is Why OneDrive for Business How to Access to OneDrive for Business 2 OneDrive for Business

More information

Backups for the Paranoid. Be afraid, very afraid

Backups for the Paranoid. Be afraid, very afraid Backups for the Paranoid Be afraid, very afraid Reasons to back up You don't want to lose your data. You want to share some of your data. You want to be able to reload your computer quickly when you break

More information

Hosted Desktop for Business

Hosted Desktop for Business Your complete guide to Hosted Desktop Hosted Desktop for Business 1 Doc V1.0 Jan 2014 Table of Contents Hosted Desk- 3 Hosted Desktops today... 4 What is a hosted desktop? 4 How does it work? 6 How easy

More information

Conducting Virtual Meetings

Conducting Virtual Meetings Page 1 oovoo Chat & Video Conferencing Information gathered by, International Faculty 2013 Faculty Training General Information What can I do with oovoo? oovoo offers free high quality video chat and instant

More information

Quick View. Folder Details

Quick View. Folder Details Quick View You MUST be logged in to access any information inside the IONU system. If you aren t logged in, you will not see the folders and the data and files cannot be accessed and decrypted. All files,

More information

Cloud Web-Based Operating System (Cloud Web Os)

Cloud Web-Based Operating System (Cloud Web Os) Cloud Web-Based Operating System (Cloud Web Os) Hesham Abusaimeh Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, Applied Science University, Amman, 11931 Jordan. ABSTRACT The cloud computing

More information

Google Apps to Office 365 for business

Google Apps to Office 365 for business Google Apps to Office 365 for business Make the switch Office 365 for business looks different from Google Apps, so when you sign in, you ll get this view to get you started. You can choose your start

More information

Microsoft Office 365 From Vodafone 2015 Update

Microsoft Office 365 From Vodafone 2015 Update Microsoft Office 365 From Vodafone 2015 Update What is Microsoft Office 365? Microsoft Office 365 offered by Vodafone is a hosted, cloud-based IT solution that combines Microsoft s suite of communication

More information

GENERAL TRAINING ACCOUNTS

GENERAL TRAINING ACCOUNTS GENERAL What is Box at Fresno State? Box at Fresno State is a simple, reliable, and secure online file storage and sharing service. Box provides secure access to files at work, off campus and from most

More information

Discovering Computers

Discovering Computers Discovering Computers Technology in a World of Computers, Mobile Devices, and the Internet Chapter 9 Operating Systems Objectives Overview Define an operating system Describe the start-up process and shutdown

More information

IIT MOBILEPRINT. Mobileprint Workflow

IIT MOBILEPRINT. Mobileprint Workflow IIT MOBILEPRINT Mobileprint integrates with existing OTS printing system to enable user to print documents, images and email messages using email client or a web capable devices. This include smartphones,

More information

IT Quick Reference Guides How to Find Your MAC Address

IT Quick Reference Guides How to Find Your MAC Address IT Quick Reference Guides How to Find Your MAC Address Various Systems / Network Guides From time to time, especially when trying to attach a network device to the network, you may be asked to provide

More information