Want to know what the deal is around cloud computing? Then head on over to Cloud Ave, a new multi person blog that is all about cloud computing.
Cloud Ave is a newly launched blog that covers cloud computing exclusively, and is using a lot of cloud computing technology to make it happen. Back ended by Zoho for the blog, the wiki, and the support systems for the group, the blog is reviewing and using the tools and technology that are going to shape the next generation of computing.
This blog is all about what is new, and what is next. With the outsourcing of systems to the cloud like the University of Washington E-mail system to Google, and the trends increasing for Web 2.0 businesses that are building on systems like Zoho, Amazon Web Services, Elastic Cloud Computing, and both Google and Microsoft getting deeply into the cloud computing arena, this often misunderstood technology needs a site like Cloud Ave to help cut through the noise and offer decent information that people can use to make good decisions.
While there are still a lot of questions about cloud computing, its legal status, its security status, and its adoption rates, just having a source of decent information will help companies and decision makers decide what they want to expose to the cloud, and where they might want to take their IT Operations next.
We don't think of Sales Force.com and other systems as cloud computing, but they are. They are remote applications that are stored somewhere outside of the company. Even companies like Rescue Time that provide deep time management are also cloud computing applications. If you look at the exponential growth curve of Amazon web services, and the potential to outsource dull IT jobs that are manpower intensive with a shallow Return on the Investment, cloud computing becomes more of a business decision that makes sense.
While Cloud Computing will have a deep impact on jobs in the future, knowing everything you can about it early will help you in the longer run in retaining and keeping your job as well. This is why the Cloud Ave project is so important right now. There is a lot of misinformation about cloud computing, as the industry is still putting together what cloud computing is and what cloud computing is not. Anything that cuts through the hype, hysteria and noise, is always going to be a good thing.
About the Author:
Dan Morrill runs Techwag, a site all about his views on social media, education, technology, and some of the more interesting things that happen on the internet. He works at CityU of Seattle as the Program Director for the Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Security educational programs.