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

24 Jun 2011   #171
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broeckie27 View Post
Hi although i m no Cloud specialist i must join the group of CLOUD - DOUBTERS

and my arguments are pretty firm

I have been travelling a lot and many countries in Eastern Europe like Hungary , Poland , Latvia, Slovakia ,Bulgary and even greece, and many others ( i m not talking about Big Cities and capitals like Budapest - Pest) do not have the infrastructure for maintaining cloud. They don t have it right now and it will take many many years and many Euros or dollars before they are ready for this ... Unfortunetaly they Simply don t have the money

I bought a house in Hungary Jagonak together with my brother as the country is lovely warm very beautiful and filled with nice beautiful people but even getting 1,5 Mpbs was a ****ing nightmare .... I don t think many people here don t realize that 95 % of the world simple isn t ready for Cloud ----

What will cloud be then? A thing for the Richest countries in the world to have and all the others can remain stuck in the past .... ??? Still i believe that Cloud will take a big part of the cake and offcourse a thing for the future there will still be a demand for Servers and hardware to have ---


regards out
I heard from a buddy of mine that Portugal doesn't even have internet in most cities. So I'm not surprised at your assessment.


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24 Jun 2011   #172
brady

 

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What will cloud be then? A thing for the Richest countries in the world to have and all the others can remain stuck in the past .... ??? Still i believe that Cloud will take a big part of the cake and offcourse a thing for the future there will still be a demand for Servers and hardware to have ---
This is how the world works. Cloud won't change this.
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26 Jun 2011   #173
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

I should buy a chromebook and go to some not so hot spots and then sue Google for false advertising (promising a fast, absolute connection everywhere)

....unless they have many small print disclaimers following all these great features of their net-only computer.
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27 Jun 2011   #174
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
The 10 worst cloud outages (and what we can learn from them)

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June 27, 2011
The 10 worst cloud outages (and what we can learn from them)

Sending your IT business to the cloud comes with risk, as those affected by these 10 colossal cloud outages can attest


As a concept, there's a lot to like about the cloud. Drop those bulky servers and get yourself a big, white hard drive in the sky. Someone else handles the upkeep and lets you put your data where you want it. Even the word "cloud" itself brings to mind a heavenly (if slightly fluffy) fantasy.
The reality is, of course, a mixed bag. What you gain in avoiding upkeep, you lose in control. And the security concerns are considerable. But nowhere is the nightmare as vivid as it is when your cloud service goes down.
Just ask any of the businesses affected by Amazon Web Services' high-profile outage in April.
"We were pretty blown away," says Nick Francis, whose startup, Help Scout, had launched just one week prior to Amazon's problem. "We definitely weren't prepared."
Francis wasn't the only one caught off-guard. Big-name properties like Reddit and Foursquare fell flat when Amazon's cloud sputtered.
"The cloud has been sold as this magical thing that just works and is totally reliable," says Lew Moorman, chief strategy officer of Rackspace, a cloud provider that's seen its fair share of outages. "The truth is that buying through the cloud is another way of buying computing, and computing is inherently flawed. If you want to make sure those flaws don't hurt you, you have to plan ahead."
To help keep your business pain-free in the cloud, we offer these hard-earned lessons at the hands of 10 of the worst cloud storms the Web has weathered.
cont on link above
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27 Jun 2011   #175
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most of the CIOs I know here in Richmond are not interested in the cloud and that includes some fortune 500 companies. Cloud at the moment is too expensive, requires bandwidth upgrades that most IT infrastructure managers aren't willing to spend. Heck, you'd be surprised at the WAN speeds of most companies.....IMO dont get your panties in a bunch...cloud is coming but probably not for another decade or so.
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27 Jun 2011   #176
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe in a few years' time once we've got much more bandwidth and ubiquitous connectivity, and security/privacy concerns have been answered, the cloud will be great - but until then:



saying that, i have started using a few cloudy services recently: sugarsync and dropbox (still trying them both) to sync things with my computers and android phone, evernote, readitlater, google bookmarks etc.

one has to keep up with modern trends, eh?
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27 Jun 2011   #177
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quesiton: If you use Windows Live or Google Apps aren't you using the Cloud?
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27 Jun 2011   #178
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes - i suppose this forum is a bit cloudy too...
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28 Jun 2011   #179
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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"If you want to cluster a server or build geographical redundancy, it's easier to do now than it ever was before, but you have to actually take those steps," says Rackspace's Lew Moorman. "The cloud doesn't bring inherent weaknesses that weren't present if you did things in-house before.
Oh yes it does. Such as,.... "you lose control." ,, I fyou know what is going on behind the scenes, you have a better understanding of how to control it and resolve it. Relying on other services, could kill your business and bankrupt you.

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"The truth is that buying through the cloud is another way of buying computing, and computing is inherently flawed. If you want to make sure those flaws don't hurt you, you have to plan ahead."
In other words, Lew means, "So, Buy 2 clouds, what's the big deal?" everyone!!
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28 Jun 2011   #180
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Microsoft launches cloud-based Office 365

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June 28, 2011, 11:53 a.m. EDT
Microsoft launches cloud-based Office 365

Software giant steps up efforts to compete with Google in cloud

By Dawn Lim, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — With an eye on a bigger bite of the cloud, Microsoft Corp. launched a web-based package of its Office Suite on Tuesday morning.

If you're an entrepreneur, chances are you're constantly on the move and trying to keep tabs on the competition. These tech tools help you run your business more efficiently and fit it all into a 24-hour day. WSJ's Sarah Needleman has the report.

The new service carries a focus on small and mid-sized businesses that often lack the resources to purchase more traditional licenses for the company’s software products, according to Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, who announced the offering at a press event in New York.

Some believe that adopting the small business approach is a smart marketing strategy for a company that has feeling the most pressure from Google GOOG +2.46% in the cloud market, and needs to reduce its service’s price tag to get more revenue.

Office 365 will make Microsoft’s Office tools accessible via the Internet and offer users instant messaging and other real-time communication tools. The service, which has been in beta since October 2010, has seen about 70% of its beta testers come from small and mid-sized businesses, the company said.

“Microsoft has been essentially been seen as a more expensive solution, said Chris Voce, principal analyst at Forrester Research, “Going forward, it’s important for them to convey that businesses get enterprise software for lower costs.”
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