Are your aware of cloud technology?

Philippines
October 8, 2012 2:48am CST
Cloud technology is a new trend in computing today. Do you have expertise and experiences in using it?
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• India
9 Oct 12
Yeah, it's a great thing as a part of cloud computing I use Dropbox http://db.tt/YtWnjeqV it's a nice one and giving a download link to your website or blog or anything you can download your files from anywhere. I downloaded it and I am using it. It is free.
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
Thank you for your response. Cloud technology is really a trend today. It is cheap, cost efficient, and you do not need to maintain large database hardware. The cloud does it for everybody.
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@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
12 Oct 12
Is Dropbox a paid service?
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• Philippines
13 Oct 12
sweety_81: You are given at starting space of 2 gigabytes. In excess of that you have to pay $8 a month. It's very minimal compared to the savings that will be generated by users.
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@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
8 Oct 12
I have not used or utilized Cloud Computing. Yet, it is offering companies and individuals unique advantages in terms of lower initial costs, more mobility(multiple devices accessing same data on a central server), and some more benefits. It is still picking up and would be a much bigger market in next 3 to 4 years.
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
Thank you for your response. Please it it. Dropbox is one example of how cloud technology operates.
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@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
12 Oct 12
I also read in a magazine that startups gain a lot from the lower initial cost that they need to start a small computer business, with the help of cloud computing.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct 12
Naturally I am aware of cloud technology, but I have had very little in the way of dealings with it. I first had a look at it when I was running a version of Ubuntu on my computer, although I did not make a great deal of use of it. I am currently running an evaluation copy of Windows 8, which is designed with cloud technology in mind, so I have considered getting a little more involved. I must admit that my desire is more from curiosity than belief that it will suit me.
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
12 Oct 12
Lets break this down into two distinct parts here. Do you have experience using cloud technology? Well to be honest 99% of all web users are using some form of cloud technology today, the simple fact is that they are unaware they are even doing it. If your use Facebook, Twitter; bought something on Amazon, or eBay; updated details for your insurance policy; or performed a wide range of other everyday on-line activities then the chances are you have used cloud technology. Do you have expertise in cloud technology? That is another matter; which requires a minimum degree of technical knowledge. The majority of applications people have been using in the workplace are today moving from traditional servers to cloud-based servers and in part the reason, to make data more accessible from the web (security permitting). This is a simplistic answer but I hope it suffices.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct 12
Very good pgiblett, this is an excellent summation of the facts. As you rightly say the use of cloud based programs such as Microsoft Office is identical to the use if they were installed directly onto your hard drive, it is simply the way that we access them that differs. The only technical knowledge required is the people operating and maintaining the sites themselves.
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• Philippines
13 Oct 12
pgiblett and Asylum: The best use of cloud technology today is in the area of research. The Open Data Kit (ODK) assists researcher in surveys with free server installation. With ODK, researchers need not use paper survey instruments. They can simply use their smart phones or tablet computer in data gathering. The beauty in cloud technology using ODK is that the survey results can be sent to cloud server (for free) and summary can be done at once. Cloud technology is really the holy grail of research.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
25 Oct 12
My first experience with the cloud technology was with JolyCould linux. JolyCloud is a distro based completely on the cloud, meaning you could enter your desktop from any browser. At first, I was estonished by this, but I later I found it difficult to use for games and software, as everything goes trough the browser. But I guess it is an excellent distro for Netbooks. Anyway, great technology especially for business people since it makes a lot easier to take your work home.