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Cloud Computing

Page history last edited by Courtney 11 years, 2 months ago

Hosted by Courtney Bennett

Notes by Jay Flan

 

Our cloud computing discussion became a demo of Google Docs, which is fine because whatever happens at an unconference is what was meant to happen.

 

What is cloud computing? What can it do?

 

Amazon hosts web sites in their cloud

You don't have to worry about downtime

Centralized software applications

Google Docs

 

Intellectual property issues-does Google or Microsoft etc own the content?

Terms of service

Privacy Issues

Privacy concerns with Gmail

 

Question

Courtney explains how Google Docs work

How the folders look

Share function

Can be published as a web page

Possible todownload files in different formats

 

Problems with Google Presentations

but its not reliable, it freezes often

Virtual software is great

Issues of stablity

Formatting nightmares from Google Docs

Especially downloading resumes into word

 

Google Docs setting scan be made collaborative

has the model of a wiki-if you make it public

using Google Docs with other Libraians to discuss union and budget issues

Revision histories helpful-can go back intime-restore-undo

 

Is still in beta

 

Administrative and security issues, access can be edited and limited afterwards

 

Downside of Google Docs- Need internet to use

 

Diference between applications and cloud computing

 

Google Wave coming next-real time collaboration w/chat

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