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Revisiting cloud computing: how has it changed – and changed us? | GizMag.com

Revisiting cloud computing: how has it changed – and changed us? | GizMag.com | lhfh;hlkh | Scoop.it

n the past few years, "the cloud" has revolutionized consumer tech – nearly as much as the mobile devices that it often accompanies. But how much has it changed us? Has cloud computing lived up to the tremendous hype that it promised a few short years ago? Let’s revisit 2011’s favorite buzzword, two years later.

 

A couple of years ago, the tech world was abuzz about the cloud. Cloud storage service Dropbox was growing in profit and popularity. Spotify finally hit the U.S. Even Steve Jobs used his last Apple keynote to introduce iCloud.

 

Sometime between then and now, the cloud went from being the next big thing to being something that’s so closely intertwined with computing – and our lives – that we often forget about it.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Michael St.John's curator insight, March 27, 2013 2:01 PM

this document explanes who cloud computing changed us

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Storage wars heat up, as Amazon syncs Cloud Drive | TechHive

Storage wars heat up, as Amazon syncs Cloud Drive | TechHive | lhfh;hlkh | Scoop.it
Amazon is stepping up its cloud storage capabilities with a new file-syncing feature that lets you access content across multiple devices.

 

Amazon offers 5GB of free Cloud Drive storage with additional storage available at tiered price plans that start at 20GB for $10 a year. iCloud also includes 5GB of free storage and 20GB for $40 a year. Dropbox offers free 2GB of storage and 100GB for $10 a month.


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How to regulate cloud computing?

How to regulate cloud computing? | lhfh;hlkh | Scoop.it
Regulatory issues around data protection and security can be addressed to realise the potential of cloud computing

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:31 AM

Proper regulation and adherence to a set of harmonized standards will eventually lead to a more secure environment.

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Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage? - PCWorld

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage? - PCWorld | lhfh;hlkh | Scoop.it
Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?
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Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.
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