JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit (31/08/2011) We're pleased to present our free Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit for FE and HE professionals. Whether you work in a teaching, research, management or support capacity, our aim is to help you to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution. Below is a brief introduction to the toolkit presented by our Service Manager, Jason Miles-Campbell. Introduction to the JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit from JISC Legal on Vimeo. What’s in the toolkit? Compiled by our team of ICT law experts, the toolkit contains accessible, up-to-date information about cloud computing in an FE and HE context. · Report on Cloud Computing and the Law for UK Further and Higher Education - An Overview (Access in Word, PDF and HTML) · User Guide: Cloud Computing and the Law for IT (Access in Word, PDF and HTML) · User Guide: Cloud Computing and the Law for Senior Management and Policy Makers (Access in Word, PDF and HTML) Funding information
The Future Of The Internet's Here. And It's Creepy In Gary Shteyngart's 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story, ordinary Americans are glued to superpowered iPhone-like devices while authority figures monitor their every move. Two newly released research papers on the Internet's future, it seems, prove the author did a good job of predicting things. One Pew study has found that text messaging is growing more quickly than anyone has imagined, while a new Brookings paper is predicting cheap and total monitoring of all electronic communications by authoritarian governments in the next few years. First, the dystopian future. John Villasenor of UCLA conducted research for the Brookings Institution that paints a depressing picture of where Internet monitoring is headed. In the paper, Recording Everything: Digital Storage As An Enabler Of Authoritarian Governments, Villasenor has uncovered convincing evidence that repressive regimes worldwide will soon be able to cheaply monitor all voice and data communications in their country.
2012: The year cloud computing took a bite out of IT | Iaas When we started talking about cloud computing five years ago, it meant one thing: Services such as Amazon or Salesforce that customers could self-provision over the Internet and pay as they go. That's what we call the "public cloud" today, as opposed to the "private cloud," which refers to the application of public cloud technologies and practices to one's own data center. And guess what? The public cloud was where the action was in 2012 -- and it's where much of the action is going to be in 2013. [ Download InfoWorld's special report, "Cloud computing in 2012." | Also check out our "Private Cloud Deep Dive" and "Cloud Applications Deep Dive." | Stay current on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ] Despite that rapid growth, public cloud dollars still represent a small fraction of the trillions of dollars devoted to IT globally every year. Why the surge in providers?
Classifica dei migliori servizi cloud divisi per categoria Are you able to export your data in an interoperable, portable format? (Yes/No)Cost to do so (The higher the cost the lower the score)Time and number of actual steps in the process it takes to do so (The more time and steps, the lower the score)Overall ease/difficulty of the process (The more difficult, the lower the score) Take a look at the rankings below and let us know what you think. View the full Data Liberation Awards infographic.
The Downside Of Cloud Computing In Education The Downside of Cloud Computing in Education Cloud computing, in recent years, has become the focus of intense educational debates and arguments. Basically, cloud computing is one of the top products of the latest internet technology. As such, just like much of the products of the era, this technological breakthrough carries with it so much potential. In fact, cloud computing has been used even by the education sector in order to make the delivery of their services more effective and efficient. However, there have been some questions about the overall effect of the technology to the educational system. In this article, we are going to talk about some arguments of some important educational and IT experts regarding their view on the total impact of cloud computing on education. According to Scheiener, the most important advantage of the cloud computing in the field of education is the fact that educational institutions can save a great deal of monetary resources with it. By Cenon Gaytos
Mineways – De Minecraft vers le monde réel Mineways – De Minecraft vers le monde réel Vu que vous êtes tous en train de vous amuser sur notre serveur Minecraft, je me suis dit que vous aimeriez peut être garder un petit souvenir (physique) de vos oeuvres dans le jeu ?! Et bien, maintenant c'est possible avec Mineways, un petit soft qui permet d'extraire une construction ou un relief (montagne, village...etc) de Minecraft, pour obtenir un fichier 3D (VRML, OBJ, STL) capable d'être utilisé par une imprimante 3D ! Magique non ? Et pour mieux comprendre comment tout ceci fonctionne, voici un exemple d'utilisation filmé. Source Vous avez aimé cet article ? Understanding The Cloud Computing Infrastructure Understanding The Cloud Computing Infrastructure As a long time advocate of cloud computing, I already know most of the technology and terms surrounding cloud computing and if someone mentions a new application or feature I might be able to gleam how it works based on the technologies used. This is not necessarily true for most people even if they have been in the IT industry for a long time. That is why I write “simple” articles that the less informed might be able to grasp easily. To put it simply, the infrastructure or how all the hardware technology and other elements come together cloud computing is very similar to that of traditional network computing. To reiterate, cloud computing is an entirely new paradigm, a new approach in using and combining the current networking technology infrastructure, not a totally new technology even though networking technology has evolved in order to meet the paradigm’s demands. By Abdul Salam Abdul Latest posts by Abdul (see all)
Cloud Forum (CCIF) StACC - Collaborative Research in Cloud Computing StACC (pronounced like 'stack') is a research collaboration, launched in April 2009 (Press Release) focusing on research in the important new area of cloud computing. Unique in the UK, StACC aims to become an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in cloud computing and will provide advice and information to businesses interested in using cloud-based services. Our StACC white papers are geared to providing accessible information to businesses about cloud computing. The School of Computer Science at St Andrews is providing start-up funding for StACC of more than £0.5 million which will provide research studentships, an experimental hardware facility, technical support and support for short-term experiments in cloud computing. Over the summer of 2009, we set up one of the first private clouds in the UK based on Eucalyptus open-source software. To get involved send an email to stacc$cs£st-andrews£ac£uk (replace $ with @ and £ with . to form email address). Prof.
Alpha Geek: Whip your MP3 library into shape, Part II - Album art Best way to find artist info and album art is to use Wikipedia. It's not easy or automatic in the least bit. But it will always have high quality album art, artists, and song info when other applications or sites fail to find what you need. Secondly, I would like to point out the solution offered for Mac users was lame. If you want an easy way of converting ID3 tags, use iEatBrainz. Also, another helpful way of adding music to songs and albums is using a widget for OS X Tiger called: Album Art. If you want an easy way to find CoverArt when you are done converting those tags, then download CoverScout.
Cloud Computing And Big Data Cloud Computing And Big Data The cloud is all about applications, media and information. But of the three, media seems to be the largest with applications coming in at close second, while information ranks last place. But what we are seeing in the last two years suggests that information and other data is gaining ground and will soon overtake the other two in terms of relevance, at least in the non-consumer space, the business side. Experts are calling this “Big Data” and it is all about data processing and analytics. Everything we do online from social networking to e-commerce purchases, chatting, and even simple browsing yields tons of data that certain organizations collect and poll together with other partner organizations. On the more academic side of things, our world is undoubtedly data-driven. So what can we do with all of these data and where does the cloud come into play. By Abdul Salam Abdul Abdul Salam is IT professional and an accomplished technical writer with CloudTweaks.
Cloud Security Alliance Watershed School The Watershed School selects Google Apps Education Edition to manage its cutting-edge curriculum The institution Located in Boulder, Colorado, Watershed School was founded in 2004 as a cutting-edge, experiential middle and high school. Approach Finding technology solutions to support a Watershed School's unique curriculum is not an easy task. The mismatch came to a head less than 48 hours before mid-term assessments in 2006. Solution To his surprise, Pavicich built—in just under four hours—“a system that could do 90% of the assessment management the other company promised, 100% better”. Since creating the assessment management system, The Watershed School has expanded its use of Google Apps to nearly every aspect of school administration, from course registration to online homework records; they even created a school intranet. At Watershed School, where nearly all student work is now submitted digitally, no proprietary, non-Google office software is available on school computers. Results
The Stupid Things You Do Online (and How to Fix Them) The omnipresent and largely unchallenged 'facebook uses personal information to deliver targeted adverts to you and therefore is evil' argument must be the dumbest thing that I'm subjected to on a regular basis, on practically every single consumer tech site. Do these sites have a '1 in every X posts has to slag off facebook for something' policy or something? Or is their schedule of facebook-privacy-FUDding merely tied to whenever facebook releases an update? I appreciate that this post points out that advertising isn't always bad, mainly because of how conspicuously uncharacteristic it is for a post on Lifehacker. Also, I contest the real-world relevancy of the example given - that if you have an embarrassing illness that you'll be embarrassed by seeing adverts for related products. Seriously, who *doesn't* want targeted adverts? Apparently the rest of the tech-blog-reading-world doesn't share my opinion. Seriously, screw untargeted adverts.