Unit 10: Cloud Computing

Objectives

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Explain "cloud computing"
  • Use different cloud computing applications
  • Store data in the cloud
  • Discuss how cloud computing may help "save the planet" (or at least reduce some of our IT-related energy uses).
  • Understand options that allow you to back your computer up to the cloud.

Readings

Chan, M.L.,  Holznagel, F. and Krantz, M. (2010). 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web. Mountain View, CA: Google Chrome Team. Available: http://www.20thingsilearned.com

Dropbox (2011). Watch a video. Dropbox, Inc. Available: https://www.dropbox.com/

Google (2011). Getting started with Google Docs. Available: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleDocsCommunity#p/c/BAE2D36810527292/4/sPymmJpTHJo

Google (2014). Welcome to Google Groups. Available: https://support.google.com/groups/answer/46601?hl=en

Richards, G., McGreal, R., and Stewart, B. (2010). Cloud computing and adult literacy: How cloud computing can sustain the promise of adult learning. AlphaPlus:Toronto. Available: http://hdl.handle.net/2149/3037

St. Arnaud, W. (2011). ICT and Global Warming: Opportunities for Innovation and Economic Growth. Available: https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgbgjrct_2767dxpbdvcf

St. Arnaud, W. (2011). Green IT/Broadband and Cyber-Infrastructure. Available: http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/

Sunday Business Post (2010) A Dummies Guide to Virtualization (Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4izU5LQQMw&feature=related)

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