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Wiki As an Example to Demystify Cloud Computing

May 28, 2010, 04:02 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"Cloud computing is supposed to save you money and make things easier for your business/organization. If a self-proclaimed cloud computing provider tries to sell you some expensive and fancy new technology that requires a lot of training on your employees, then be alerted that this may just be a hoax. Try partially replacing MS Word and Frontpage with wiki before buying any cloud solutions. Wiki is a minuscule, and yet most used form of cloud computing. It takes more cultural changes than monetary investment to introduce cloud computing into your organization/business. You can forget about cloud computing if your employees cannot get accustomed to this new culture of transparency, participation, and democracy.

"1. Transparency is Required to Enjoy the Benefits of Cloud

"Computing

"Cloud computing is about having someone out there taking care of your computing needs for your business/organization. Take word processing, the ubiquitous computing task in all offices, for example. You and some officemates would like to be able to use each of your Microsoft Word smoothly. You would like someone else to take care of such troubles as crashes, software upgrades, backups, viruses and other malware. You might even want him/her to take care of hardware upgrades and power consumptions. The ICT department may have already been sending people to help you with the above issues all the time."

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