How to get started with cloud computing Opinion By Beth Schultz February 7, 2011 12:49 PM ET 10 cloud career skills Network World - Cloud computing demands a mix of technology skills, negotiating skills, business acumen and people skills. Here are 10 key skills that can help boost your career into the clouds. MORE ON CLOUD CAREERS: Steer your career to the cloud TECHNICAL DEPTHA core understanding of cloud-enabling technologies such as server and storage virtualization, moving to a flatter data center switching architecture, etc. PROJECT MANAGEMENTThe ability to manage the full life cycle of a specific IT project. ARCHITECTURE SKILLSBeing able to architect both in-house and hosted cloud environments. Screenshot Captor - Software BREAKING NEWS... SCREENSHOT CAPTOR VERSION 4 IS NOW OFFICIAL! (take a video tour or view version history) Screenshot Captor is a best-in-class tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots.
Predicting Egypt – Could Cloud Computing Have Helped? On January 25, 2011 the overthrow of the Egyptian government began - quietly at first, with non-violent demonstrations of long-held grievances. But, by February 11 Mubarak had resigned, the government of a long-stable country had been overturned and the future of the entire region was altered forever. With the overwhelming amount of web content and social media we are compelled to ask: "could we have seen this coming?" Yes, is the answer - provided we're willing to look at information in a new way. To a person analyzing "big data," this means that we must include the broadest range of data available. Increasingly, social media and other web-based content represent a rich source of timely information and would be very useful to a broader understanding of people, events, organizations, etc.
Cloud computing: reshaping IT market Companies in India will increase the adoption of cloud competing technology over the next five years. The total cloud market in India, currently at $400 million, will reach $4.5 billion by 2015. Of which private cloud adoption will dominate and account for $3.5 billion in revenues, growing at over 60 per cent, according to a study. The study, ‘private cloud landscape in India' was done by EMC Corporation, a provider of IT service and solutions, and Zinnov Management Consulting, a management consulting firm. The study says that private cloud market will create one lakh jobs by 2015 against 10,000 now. Today, companies are under-skilled in addressing cloud computing implementations.
Why the cloud must come back to earth Cloud services seem to have got hung up on providing applications, but the focus needs to shift back to network resources as services, says Lori MacVittie. In the early days of cloud computing all the enthusiasm was about the network, but that focus has been quickly eclipsed by the promise of easy application deployment. The end user has become the centre of attention. The call to provide business users with what were described as ways to circumvent unresponsive IT organisations grew louder, while calls for network infrastructure services were quickly drowned out.
The Ultimate Guide On How to Take a Screenshot Most people would think taking a screenshot was a simple and straightforward process, and that it would be much the same on every platform they encounter. Well, they’d be wrong. The process of taking screenshots is simple for some devices and near-impossible for others. For some operating systems, it involves knowing the shortcuts, while for others you can press PrtScn and follow your nose. They’re all very different. Here’s a guide that shows you the quickest ways to take screenshots for all the major devices and OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, and Kindle Touch. Politics, (computing) power and money in IT and the cloud BOSTON -- The unmistakable results from the shift to cloud computing were evident at a cloud computing conference here this week. Though IT pros had different problems and different solutions, all saw swift-moving, deep changes to IT as we know it.