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Cloud Computing (in Plain English)

Cloud Computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three cate...
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This youtube video is published by the cloud distribution group, a company offering cloud solution in the UK. The video provides a simple explanation of exactly what the "cloud" is. It definitely is useful to my topic as it provides people accessing my scoop.it page with the knowledge of what cloud computing is, as they might not be familiar with it. 

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The Top Five Benefits of Cloud Computing | Cloud Computing Journal

The Top Five Benefits of Cloud Computing | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
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Brittany Yanos is a student at the University of Michigan and has been an author since January 9, 2014. The scope of this source is the top five benefits of cloud computing; the ability to access content anywhere, never losing data, pay for what you need, ability to cut down on network expenses, and being able to downsize when necessary. A limitation is that it doesn't state the drawbacks of choosing cloud computing, if there is any. This source fits in with my research as it further hardens the benefit of choosing cloud computing over on-site storage. 

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This article accurately explains the top five benefits of cloud computing including things such as data integrity, more access and expenses.

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Cloud Computing Is The Future Of The Business Sector - HostReview.com (press release) (blog)

Cloud Computing Is The Future Of The Business Sector HostReview.com (press release) (blog) Technology has been thought to change according to the needs of the community and the people who are in it, but there are times when it is the other way...
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Mark Johnsons appears to simply be expressing their view on cloud computing, with no quotes or sources cited in the text. The text focuses on cloud computing and its application towards modern business.  Source was useful, while not terribly in-depth. It provides and insight into how and why cloud computing is revolutionizing the way businesses can store data and conduct businesses with customers. The article definitely is limited by the lack of depth it provides the reader, basically providing a summary of how and why cloud computing is so relevant to business.This article is useful as a starting point towards further research into business and cloud computing.

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There's no future in on-premises IT -- it's time to move to the cloud - InfoWorld

There's no future in on-premises IT -- it's time to move to the cloud - InfoWorld | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
There's no future in on-premises IT -- it's time to move to the cloud
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I've been lying to myself: I thought IT would survive the next shift in technology as all infrastructure moves to the cloud.
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J.Peter Bruzzese is a IT specialist who has worked with companies like Goldman Sachs and Microsoft to name a few. The article focuses on the growing trend of business choosing cloud computing over on-premises storage. The argument between cloud storage to on-premises storage definitely is useful towards my topic. Peter raises a compelling argument, comparing how electricity used to be controlled by departments within a company to how an IT department looks after the computing side of the business. The topic of hybrid systems is also raised, and it seems Peter believes in the next few years this is where cloud computing will take us, with the inevitable shift to full cloud-based infrastructure on the horizon. Definitely a useful source, showing the trends of cloud software in companies.

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Mark Russinovich: How Microsoft is building its cloud future - InfoWorld

Mark Russinovich: How Microsoft is building its cloud future - InfoWorld | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
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Stay on top of the cloud with the "Cloud Computing Deep Dive" special report. Download it today!
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Eric Knorr is an award winning journalist and is the current editor in chief at InfoWorld. This article covers an interview between infoworld and Mark Russinovich, who is currently the sole texhnical fellow of the Windows Azure Group. The content is useful to my research as it shows how one of the largest software companies in the world is preparing its transition towards the cloud, stating that "all roads seem to be leading to the public cloud." Russinovich also provides an insight into his opinion on cloud software as a threat to IT professionals. Stating that "if you're not adapting, you shouldn't be in this business."

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How does cloud computing work? - Thoughts on Cloud Blog

How does cloud computing work? - Thoughts on Cloud Blog | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
Our writer is challenged to explain how cloud computing works—can he do it?
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Dominic Vernier is an IT architect who deploys IBM Cloud software worldwide. This article provides a basic understanding of how and what cloud computing is. It focuses on helping the reader understand the advantages of cloud computing, and then provides the reader with the different types of cloud computing. It definitely is a useful source in describing the basics of cloud computing. The article also displays a diagram showing the multiple components and functionality of a cloud.

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The future of cloud computing: Emerging trends

The future of cloud computing: Emerging trends | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
Cloud technology gives businesses the ability to store, share and analyze data more efficiently and put it to use to improve operations, drive sales and otherwise help companies grow.
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Panorama Software is a company specialising in business intelligence. The text covers the basic reasons that cloud technology is so useful towards business. The text covers the areas of security, standarisation, cloud sharing and consolidated data. Providing the reader with a basic understanding of the risks and rewards of choosing to use cloud software. Again the hybrid cloud is raised, showing the opportunities that it presents and features that can provide additional security to data. This source provides very basic knowledge towards cloud computing and storage and should only be used as the beginning of a research point if someone was interested in learning more about cloud computing.

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ERP's Future Is Hybrid Cloud - Smart Data Collective

ERP's Future Is Hybrid Cloud - Smart Data Collective | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
ERP's Future Is Hybrid Cloud
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This scenario is repeating itself in clamor about another corporate mainstay, the ERP system, which advocates claim will soon be redeployed en masse to cloud computing.
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The author Robert Kugel seems to be a large advocate towards the maintained use of on premises ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, although he provides the view that a hybrid of both cloud and on-site software is the future of ERP. Robert seems to be using resource gathered from a company called Ventana Research, and the article includes a pie chart showing the "widespread use of cloud computing" which I like. Although he doesn't state which certain companies use this software the article is still provides valuable information as to how and why cloud computing continues to revolutionise how business store and manage data.

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Is the future of ECM software in the cloud? - TechTarget

Is the future of ECM software in the cloud? - TechTarget | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
Is the future of ECM software in the cloud?
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As mobile devices, social media and cloud computing proliferate, the ground beneath vendors' feet is undergoing a tectonic shift.
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Lauren Horwitz is an award winning author, having worked as and editor and writer with various magazines, research firms and different media groups. In this article Lauren reviews the future and current state of ECM (Enterprise Content Management) software using cloud-based ECM over on-premises software. The author seems to have interviewed a fair few companies in the article, citing various researchers and technology managers. The source provides reasoning towards the benefits of choosing cloud software over on-premises storage. Reasons such as increased security and having backups off premises are arguments towards choosing cloud storage. This source definitely is useful in gaining an understanding of the applications of cloud computing with data storage, and will help to form the basis of my research.

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Cloud Computing: A Gathering Storm for Data Governance? - Smart Data Collective

Cloud Computing: A Gathering Storm for Data Governance? - Smart Data Collective | Cloud Computing | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing: A Gathering Storm for Data Governance?
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Nigel Turner is the VP of Information Manage Strategy at Trillium Software. In this article, Nigel provides answers as to why we should be wary when using cloud computing, stating the lack of governance over data. He states that the responsibility is with the user, that caution should be exercised when choosing to use the cloud. This article is extremely useful to my topic as it provides the drawbacks towards using the cloud, primarily one of security. Of course the limitation of the article is seen in that it does not display the benefits, clearly showing a bias towards the lack of data governance.

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