By Michael R. Miller

Cloud Computing: Web-Based purposes that modify how you paintings and Collaborate On-Line


Computing as you recognize it has replaced. now not are you tied to utilizing dear courses saved in your desktop. not will you have the ability to merely entry your facts from one machine. not will you be tied to doing paintings in simple terms out of your paintings machine or enjoying simply out of your own computer.


Enter cloud computing–an intriguing new solution to paintings with courses and information, collaborate with family and friends, proportion principles with coworkers and neighbors, and so much of all, be extra efficient! The “cloud” includes millions of pcs and servers, all associated and obtainable to you through the net.


With cloud computing, every thing you do is now web-based rather than being desktop-based; you could entry all of your courses and files from any machine that’s attached to the net. no matter if you must percentage photos along with your kin, coordinate volunteers for a group association, or deal with a multi-faceted venture in a wide association, cloud computing might help do it extra simply than ever earlier than. belief us. if you would like to collaborate, cloud computing is how you can do it.


     •    Learn what cloud computing is, the way it works, who should still use it, and why it’s the wave of the future.

     •    discover the sensible merits of cloud computing, from saving funds on dear courses to having access to your records ANYWHERE.

     •    See simply how effortless it really is to control paintings and private schedules, percentage files with coworkers and pals, edit electronic photographs, and lots more and plenty more!

     •    the way to use web-based functions to collaborate on studies and shows, percentage on-line calendars and to-do lists, deal with large projects, and edit and shop electronic photographs.


Michael Miller is understood for his informal, easy-to-read writing variety and his skill to provide an explanation for a wide selection of advanced issues to a regular viewers. Mr. Miller has written greater than eighty nonfiction books over the last twenty years, with greater than one million copies in print. His books for Que contain Absolute Beginner’s advisor to machine Basics,  Googlepedia: the last word Google source, and Is It Safe?: holding Your computing device, what you are promoting, and your self on-line. His site is found at


Covers the most well-liked cloud-based purposes, together with the following:

     • Adobe Photoshop Express

     • Apple MobileMe

     • go with the flow OS

     • Google Docs

     • Microsoft place of work reside Workspace

     • Zoho Office


CATEGORY:  net Applications

COVERS:  Cloud Computing

USER LEVEL:  Beginner-Intermediate

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Or forget to take a file with you on the road? Or get to a conference and discover you forgot to bring along your presentation? Not a problem—not anymore, anyway. With cloud computing, you don’t take your documents with you. Instead, they stay in the cloud, where you can access them from anywhere you have a computer and an Internet connection. All your documents are instantly available from wherever you are. There’s simply no need to take your documents with you—as long as you have an Internet connection, that is.

Right now, Google is supplying its cloud services free of charge, which is a difficult way to generate revenue. Even if a company can charge for its cloud services and storage, how should those services be priced? Making money off of any new technology is a vexing issue, but particularly so with technology that literally exists within a cloud. ‫ ܖ‬Internet issues. Because cloud computing is viable only when users have constant access to high-speed Internet connections, the unfortunate fact that the United States is behind the curve in broadband access could be a major stumbling point.

Suppose, for example, that you’re in charge of an upcoming presentation to the senior management of your company. You need to work with the heads of your company’s various departments, which happen to be based in a halfdozen locations. Given everyone’s busy schedules, it’s tough enough to schedule a group conference call. How in the world can all of you get together to create a cohesive presentation? The solution, in this instance, is to use a web-based presentation program, such as Google Presentations.

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