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

01 Jan 2011   #11
Sev7enOh7

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
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?

I've just finished enrolling in University of Phoenix "Axia" school for IT (degree in multimedia comm), and nothing in the current curriculum mentions anything about the Cloud.
Won't start classes for a few weeks but if you're truly interested I could let you know once I know something.


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01 Jan 2011   #12
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

That would be interesting - I would guess if this big Cloud push is something the public knows about, wouldn't universities be scrambling to make sure their curriculum is up to beat and attractive for this coming age of computing?
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02 Jan 2011   #13
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehappyman View Post

And the Gov already wants to start regulating the Internet - Wanna Trust Them ???
Not me - ever
umm, don't know what you are talking about, but net-neutrality is a good thing, and i hope the fcc will implement it.
Network neutrality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
aka, it would be a good thing, so companies like "comcast" cant decide to throttle your bandwidth or accuse the end user of major data connections.
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02 Jan 2011   #14
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehappyman View Post

And the Gov already wants to start regulating the Internet - Wanna Trust Them ???
Not me - ever
umm, don't know what you are talking about, but net-neutrality is a good thing, and i hope the fcc will implement it.
Network neutrality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
aka, it would be a good thing, so companies like "comcast" cant decide to throttle your bandwidth or accuse the end user of major data connections.
This discussion would border on the political, so we probably shouldn't get too far into it. But I will say from a purely technical perspective that net neutrality is a very, very bad thing. It targets a problem (ISPs prioritizing certain websites according to financial agreements, which should already be prevented by antitrust regs) that does not exist. What instead gets the brunt of the impact are the practices that ISPs currently use to ensure adequate speed and performance for the majority of their users, say by throttling (or temporarily boosting) very large downloads.

I have to say, I use Comcast and I am always very careful to stay within the 250GB/month bandwidth limit because I share my connection with other people in my district. I know I would get very upset if my connection speed was forced down to 0.001Mbps for a day because someone else in my district was downloading the entire collection of Star Trek over the web.

Net neutrality will take those "major data connections" and force ISPs to put them in the same bandwidth allotment that typical everyday connections currently occupy, and it will be a disaster.
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02 Jan 2011   #15
Davenitz

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I specifically joined to say that this is not going to be necessary at all. Far too many corporations are far too guarding of their intellectual property than to let the likes of Google, whom they see as a potential adversary, store their info. Call me paranoid but that is the way it is.
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02 Jan 2011   #16
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Actually when you think about it what would be bad if only the OS was on the cloud, but ALL DATA was stored local and unreachable to the cloud?
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02 Jan 2011   #17
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Actually when you think about it what would be bad if only the OS was on the cloud, but ALL DATA was stored local and unreachable to the cloud?
I'm honestly not sure what the point of that would be. First of all, the local data would have to be reachable from the cloud, else it wouldn't really be an OS at all. Second, why would you want the OS on the cloud at all? With all your data stored locally, what would be the purpose of having to access the Internet to get into the OS? What could the OS possibly do that it can't do just fine the way it is now?
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02 Jan 2011   #18
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Actually when you think about it what would be bad if only the OS was on the cloud, but ALL DATA was stored local and unreachable to the cloud?
I'm honestly not sure what the point of that would be. First of all, the local data would have to be reachable from the cloud, else it wouldn't really be an OS at all. Second, why would you want the OS on the cloud at all? With all your data stored locally, what would be the purpose of having to access the Internet to get into the OS? What could the OS possibly do that it can't do just fine the way it is now?
Well that means that if you customized your OS you could access it at any computer connected to the Internet, but you could not access the data. I think I made a somwhat stupid coment because I just realized why that would be useless, but what if corporations managed their own "private" cloud for use only on their network?
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03 Jan 2011   #19
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
Cloud equals "big brother"
Took the words right out of my mouth.

Personally, I believe this "Cloud" has a hell of a lot to do with the "Verichip".

I'll not say any more than that...
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03 Jan 2011   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Corporate Greed will rear its ugly head again here.

First Genuine Cloud computing will require NO BANDWIDTH LIMIT -- however it seems more and more ISP's are beginning to cap bandwidth -- seems the days of unlimited bandwidth are coming to an end. This will cost consumetrs a lot more.

Secondly -- since the servers can be located ANYWHERE (including Planet Mars if you like) it's a SURE THING that even more of the I.T industry will be offshored to cheaper countries like India, the Phillipines etc etc (regardless of the quality of Customer Service) decimating even more of an industry that has seen literally hundresds of thousands of jobs in the West disappear in the last few years.

Any youngsters reading this -- by all means stay interested in I.T but if you want to make good money and also be in a position where your job is 100% safe and CAN'T be off shored -- take up Plumbing or Gas fitting instead.

Cheers

jimbo
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