Home » Workshops » Currently Reading:

Cloud Computing; Feb 18th

February 17, 2009 Workshops 1 Comment

Tim O’Reilly: Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

Tim says:

  • Any web application is a cloud application in the sense that it resides in the cloud. Google, Amazon, Facebook, twitter, flickr, and virtually every other Web 2.0 application is a cloud application.
  • People use the term “cloud” more specifically in describing web applications that were formerly delivered locally on a PC, like spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and even email.

Examples:

Online Office software:

Resources:

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. jake says:

    This is a very useful survey of potential resources. It is an interesting time to be looking at the concept of cloud computing, especially since it is such a rapidly evolving field. The Educause link provided a few striking quotes from technological visionaries on the subject: ranging from “…complete gibberish…” and “… marketing hype…” to “Life in the clouds is here…”. The diversity of opinions on the topic highlights both the pitfalls and potentials of this approach to the delivery of services.

Comment on this Article:

The CTLT liaisons are the bridge between teaching and technology. The liaison group collaborates primarily with University of Richmond faculty to effectively incorporate technology into the teaching and learning processes. We deal with diverse technologies, and are happy to work with any skill level.

Jon Messer Corrina Waxman