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Have you hugged your server today?

Have you hugged your server today? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Disposable IT means never having to fix a broken server, and perhaps never having to know how to fix it
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One recent phenomenon catches me up a bit, however, and definitely deserves an harrumph. That phenomenon is the advent of disposable IT.

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Expanding your cloud repertoire? Check out these certifications

Expanding your cloud repertoire? Check out these certifications | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

For managers and professionals in the fast-changing digital and tech economy, certifications may be the only way to keep skills current and relevant.

 

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The programs now offered cover a range of roles -- from developers to administrators to architects to security specialists.

 

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Can cloud computing help cure the high-tech gender gap? 

Can cloud computing help cure the high-tech gender gap?  | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
By 2020, U.S. companies will need more than 1.4 million workers who understand cloud services and mobile technology.
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Right now, U.S. universities will only produce qualified candidates for about 29% of them.

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How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT

How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing provides easy access via online applications which therefore means there is no involvement of expensive IT hardware.
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IT skills and requirements are changing; those who work in IT need to be able to work with and operate online networks therefore new skills are required. Universities .....

 

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How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education

How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Education - Here’s an overview of the positive impact of cloud computing on the educational landscape across the country – and the world.
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Backing up and storing your files and other content to the cloud, where they can be accessed anywhere at any time, has been a huge catalyst in the technology market as of late.

 

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Education: 10 Hottest Ed-Tech Stories of 2012 - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Education: 10 Hottest Ed-Tech Stories of 2012 - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Coursera and Udacity appear most frequently in this year’s top headlines. Both offer MOOCs, or massive open online courses, and both were founded by Stanford University computer-science professors who are now on leave. Together, they now claim more than two million students, though some of those sign up but never complete work in the courses.

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Understanding The Place Of Cloud Computing In Higher Learning | CloudTweaks

Understanding The Place Of Cloud Computing In Higher Learning | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As higher learning institutions deal with the inevitable challenge of rising costs and therefore the need to cut budgets, a good number are thinking of cloud computing solutions as suitable long term remedies. Although cautious stakeholders in the education sector have raised concerns over security issues, just as any other business would, the potential benefits for higher learning seem to already outweigh the risks which are no doubt being addressed by leading players in the cloud computing industry.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Apps and Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Apps and Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A great infographic about the role of smart phones in education.
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Cloud Computing for Business Managers - Enabling New Capabilities within IT

Brian Gracely discusses the challenges of bringing new Business/IT capabilities into existing IT organizations.
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Education: Cloud Tweaks: Why Cloud Computing?

Education: Cloud Tweaks: Why Cloud Computing? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

There are a lot of good reasons why schools, both in the lower and higher education sectors, should adopt cloud computing and embed such into their systems. In this article, we are going to talk about the different benefits, as well as some of the disadvantages and limitations of using cloud computing.

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Inkspot releases cloud computing platform for universities | ZDNet

Inkspot releases cloud computing platform for universities | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Inkspot has released a web-based platform aimed at scientific and research academic institutions.
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Video: Cloud Computing - High Availability

Brian Gracely discusses the basics of High Availability for applications in both Public Cloud and Private Cloud environments. He discusses legacy application, along with the underlying infrastructure to support these Cloud Computing environments.

 

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Video: Cloud Computing Security

Brian Gracely provides an overview of new considerations for IT organizations when implementing Cloud Computing solutions.

 

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Open Source Enters The Classroomd

Open Source Enters The Classroomd | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Nobody debates the need for more education on open source. Almost a year ago, more than half businesses surveyed used and contributed to open source, according to a Black Duck Software report. About one-third make it easy for employees to begin or join their own open source projects, the study said.
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"By learning open source, now you're making yourself a little bit more defined and a little bit more valuable. Anything they can do to differentiate themselves is beneficial."

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Tablets and cloud use to become commonplace in EU schools by 2015

Tablets and cloud use to become commonplace in EU schools by 2015 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Technology adoption will also see schools using virtual learning environments by 2019
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The Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools Edition, carried out by the EC and the New Media Consortium, revealed that by 2019 technology adoption will fuel personalised learning in schools and help establish virtual and remote laboratories.

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  Do we need formal schools now?

 

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How to Build a Strong Career with SAS Certification?

How to Build a Strong Career with SAS Certification? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The largest market share holder in advanced analytics, SAS, known as Statistical Analysis System Software is used for advanced analytics, business and data management along with predicting course of
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SAS is used in 136, operating at over 70,000 sites. That’s why you can discover new opportunities and seize them confidently if you opt for an SAS certification.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Cloud & Higher Education

INFOGRAPHIC: The Cloud & Higher Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
55% of higher education IT efficiency was attributed to cloud technology, and more than 80% of students are expected to take some sort of online cloud-based classes
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The Infographic which deals with statistics and a few helpful cloud-based tools for higher education was created by Pulp-PR

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INFOGRAPHIC: Forecasting Higher Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Forecasting Higher Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Higher Education - Students at all levels and places in life are looking online for education, and academics are responding in record numbers.
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The cloud concept will further facilitate an education where tutors and students will not need the physical demands associated with heavy books or assignments.

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EDUCATION: Cloud computing for teachers - Manila Standard Today

EDUCATION: Cloud computing for teachers - Manila Standard Today | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The education department said on Sunday it planned to open cloud computing access, including electronic tools and mail, to more than 600,000 public school teachers nationwide and provide better communication and collaboration facilities to educators.

 

Education Assistant Secretary Reynaldo Laguda said the agency has collaborated with Google and would utilize its Google Application for Education, including its chat and calendar systems, to allow teachers to communicate and collaborate easily and efficiently.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Going to the Cloud - Cloud Computing Trends in Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Going to the Cloud - Cloud Computing Trends in Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Could cloud computing be the next big thing to happen to education? Learn more about what cloud productivity suites are offering students and educators alike.

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Cloud Computing and SaaS in the Field of Education | CloudTweaks.com

Cloud Computing and SaaS in the Field of Education | CloudTweaks.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing and SaaS in the Field of Education In 2008, it was revealed that the University of Washington (UoW) was reducing the number of its IT employees due to a $10 million loss that year.
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Cloud Computing for Business Managers - Building an Overlay to IT (Shadow IT)

Brian Gracely discusses how Business Managers are looking to take greater control over their ability to leverage technology to drive new opportunities for their business. This video talks about the pros and cons of "Shadow IT" and how Business managers need to better understand this concept and practice.

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ZapThink Announces Cloud Computing and Training Events in London, UK

ZapThink Announces Cloud Computing and Training Events in London, UK | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 ZapThink, a Dovèl Technologies Company, will be involved in three separate events in London, England, this March: Virtue Insight’s 4th Annual Cloud Computing Summit 2012, IRM UK’s Cloud Computing for Architects, and ZapThink’s Licensed ZapThink Architect Boot Camp.

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Video: IT Skills and Organization - Part3 of 3

Brian Gracely provides additional insight into the evolving IT Skills, IT Organization and financial models needs to deploy Cloud Computing services.

 

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Video: Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Brian Gracely looks at the infrastructure (servers, network, storage, L4-7 services) that are used to build Cloud Computing services.

 

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