Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way by Michael R. Miller

By Michael R. Miller

Cloud Computing: Web-Based purposes that vary how you paintings and Collaborate On-Line


Computing as you recognize it has replaced. not are you tied to utilizing dear courses kept in your desktop. now not will you be ready to purely entry your info from one computing device. not will you be tied to doing paintings in simple terms out of your paintings laptop or enjoying in simple terms out of your own computer.


Enter cloud computing–an fascinating new approach to paintings with courses and information, collaborate with family and friends, percentage principles with coworkers and neighbors, and so much of all, be extra effective! The “cloud” comprises hundreds of thousands of desktops and servers, all associated and available to you through the web.


With cloud computing, every little thing you do is now web-based rather than being desktop-based; you could entry all of your courses and records from any laptop that’s hooked up to the web. no matter if you need to percentage pictures together with your family members, coordinate volunteers for a neighborhood association, or deal with a multi-faceted undertaking in a wide association, cloud computing may also help do it extra simply than ever prior to. belief us. if you would like to collaborate, cloud computing is tips to do it.


     •    Learn what cloud computing is, the way it works, who should still use it, and why it’s the wave of the future.

     •    discover the sensible merits of cloud computing, from saving funds on dear courses to having access to your records ANYWHERE.

     •    See simply how effortless it truly is to regulate paintings and private schedules, percentage files with coworkers and pals, edit electronic images, and lots more and plenty more!

     •    easy methods to use web-based functions to collaborate on studies and shows, proportion on-line calendars and to-do lists, deal with large projects, and edit and shop electronic photographs.


Michael Miller is understood for his informal, easy-to-read writing variety and his skill to give an explanation for a large choice of advanced themes to a daily viewers. Mr. Miller has written greater than eighty nonfiction books over the last 20 years, with greater than one million copies in print. His books for Que contain Absolute Beginner’s advisor to laptop Basics,  Googlepedia: the final word Google source, and Is It Safe?: preserving Your computing device, what you are promoting, and your self on-line. His site is found at


Covers the preferred cloud-based functions, together with the following:

     • Adobe Photoshop Express

     • Apple MobileMe

     • waft OS

     • Google Docs

     • Microsoft workplace reside Workspace

     • Zoho Office


CATEGORY:  net Applications

COVERS:  Cloud Computing

USER LEVEL:  Beginner-Intermediate

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Com. The platform as a service is entirely on-demand, running across the Internet. com API and developer’s toolkit. Pricing is on a per log-in basis. com is AppExchange, a directory of web-based applications. Developers can use AppExchange applications uploaded by others, share their own applications in the directory, or publish private applications accessible only by authorized companies or clients. Many applications in the AppExchange library are free, and others can be purchased or licensed from the original developers.

Go home and use your web browser to access the very same app and document via the Internet. Travel to another city and the same application and document are still available to you. With cloud computing, you don’t have to remember which document is where, or to bring a copy of a document with you. You don’t even have to worry about whether a particular application is installed on all your PCs. Because the apps and docs you use are stored on the web and accessible wherever you have an Internet connection, versioning and compatibility simply aren’t issues.

If you’re used to working on documents on your deck, or while you’re at a restaurant for lunch, or in your Some web-based applications are now car, you won’t be able to access your cloudbeing designed to work on your based documents and applications—unless desktop when you’re not conyou have a strong Internet connection at nected to the Internet. Witness all those locations, of course. A lot of Google Gears, a technology that what’s nice about portable computing turns Google’s web-based becomes problematic when you’re dependapplications into locally run applications.

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