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Windows 7: Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud

22 Dec 2010   #1
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Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud

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Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud

If you're among the skeptics who dismiss cloud computing as a mere buzzword, take heed: Major organizations have already started their transition into the cloud. If you work in the IT field, you'd best prepare, as your very career could be at stake.

Critics of the cloud maintain it's not sufficiently secure or reliable to truly become a major platform. What they don't get is that their CEO gets cloud computing in a big way: It's cheaper, and the bottom line rules the day for your average CEO, especially during a slow economic recovery. Your company sells widgets (or whatever) for a living. That's the reason for its existence. Your company didn't want a six-foot-high matrix of hardware sitting in air-conditioned, raised-floored, supercomputer room with a staff of a half-dozen people to manage each major app.
Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud | Security Central - InfoWorld

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22 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

More like - Prepare for your career in IT to be outsourced for the "Cloud" (for those in IT in the U.S. that is).

I guarantee there will be much more off-site IT work with the "Cloud" - and I wouldn't be surprised if that meant more "Cloud" like IT components and needs.

My big question is:

Are IT related courses of study preparing students for the "Cloud"?

Colleges/Universities? CompTIA? MS? Cisco? etc?
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22 Dec 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

It's pretty annoying that they insist on this... even if some organizations are trying to use this doesn't mean that everyone would accept it... and they may be proofs of this before saying so...

What's the new stuff around the cloud? I don't see my carrer pending on this unless they want to FORCE every user to store their information there, which sounds pretty rude and suspicious...

See ya!!!
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22 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I wonder how needs will be met (both technically and financially) considering they will vary from business model to business model (and personal usage as well)

Adding another argument for a tiered internet. It is going to be so convoluted and we know the infrastructure changes (and charges) will be trickled down to regular internet/Cloud users.

This could very well be a very bad idea on so many levels: cost, security, accessibility, privacy...
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22 Dec 2010   #5

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

They're just trying to bring computing to the Care Bares.
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27 Dec 2010   #6

XP x86, Vista x86, Vista x64, Win7 x86, Win7 x64
 
 

This may be true, long-range, but it is not true in the immediate future.
1) Connection speed/quality/bandwidth is not uniformly adequate for Cloud
2) Windows (and other OS'es) are ready for it yet
3) too many companies use blockers to keep employees from reaching/using online storage or cloud apps.

Oh, sure, you can connect and use Cloud. It's "possible". But there are currently too many hurddles.
In my opion, the best way to use Cloud is with something that sync's, but that runs locally. And this should be seamless, requiring no technical expertise. This kind of means that the OS has to handle all this, and account setup should walk you through a very short wizard giving the option of whether to store a profile/apps locally or on the cloud.
Windows 8 might do this, but I doubt it. Maybe by the time Windows 9 comes around, we'll be there. Maybe 6-10 years away.
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27 Dec 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will never work - Look, we are already having bandwidth problems because of one company, Netflix - Just imagine what kind of Internet Bandwidth would be required if EVERYBODY had to do EVERYTHING online - What a Joke

Besides would YOU trust the "Cloud" with everything YOU have ?????
Not me - never.

And are you willing to WAIT to download/upload on those "Bad Internet Days" ????
Not me - never

And the Gov already wants to start regulating the Internet - Wanna Trust Them ???
Not me - ever

It's Google's "Wish List if they could have anything"
A Pipe Dream

And when does every household get high speed fiber optics for 10 to 50 Mbsec download speeds ??? So many are still on Dial-Up and DSL !!!

It will never work, in My Opinion
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31 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Cloud equals "big brother"
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01 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehappyman View Post
It will never work - Look, we are already having bandwidth problems because of one company, Netflix - Just imagine what kind of Internet Bandwidth would be required if EVERYBODY had to do EVERYTHING online - What a Joke

Besides would YOU trust the "Cloud" with everything YOU have ?????
Not me - never.

And are you willing to WAIT to download/upload on those "Bad Internet Days" ????
Not me - never

And the Gov already wants to start regulating the Internet - Wanna Trust Them ???
Not me - ever

It's Google's "Wish List if they could have anything"
A Pipe Dream

And when does every household get high speed fiber optics for 10 to 50 Mbsec download speeds ??? So many are still on Dial-Up and DSL !!!

It will never work, in My Opinion
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
Cloud equals "big brother"
+1 to both of you.

I think once people realize that true "cloud computing" entails every single byte of data they possess being stored offsite with no local access, the tide will turn against the idea of using fully cloud-based computing.
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01 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The "cloud" is a very bad thing, anytime you put your trust in someones hands other than your own your asking for trouble as far as your privacy and freedoms to do what you want. I wouldn't put my information there....It just one more step to take us over more than they already have!!!!!
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