Cloud Jargon Unwound: Distinguishing Saas, IaaS and PaaS [Infographic] | ReadWrite


Cloud Jargon Unwound: Distinguishing Saas, IaaS and PaaS [Infographic] | ReadWrite

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Amazon Cloud Drive Reaches Canada | Engadget


While Amazon Cloud Drive has been on quite the world tour as of late, Canadians have had to watch as seemingly everyone else gets the storage service first. Thankfully, Canucks can now do more than just twiddle their thumbs now that Cloud Drive has gone live in their country. Pricing is virtually on par with what Americans know, with a 5GB free tier and multiple paid tiers that start at $10 per year for 20GB. All the Cloud Drive-focused desktop and mobile apps are now available as well. Via Amazon Cloud Drive Reaches Canada | Engadget.

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Adobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only | Business Tech – CNET News


Just a year after launching its $50-per-month plan, Adobe has made its Creative Cloud the only way to get the new versions of its full software suite. Customers “overwhelmingly” prefer it via Adobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only | Business Tech – CNET News.

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You may also like this opinion piece about the Adobe subscription announcement from The Digital Shift: I, For One, Welcome Our New Software Overlords. Or this interview with the Adobe CEO: The Truth About Creative Cloud | Mashable.

Major Ed-Tech Trends for 2013 – Online Colleges [Infographic]


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The Digital Shift | Consortium Makes Radical Shift Away From ILS


Another example of how cloud computing is changing the way we connect to information. We are moving away from content on local servers and networks to information accessed in the cloud using virtual server environments. Advantages include enhanced collaboration, more customization and less time wasted managing hardware and software issues.

Consortium Makes Radical Shift Away From ILS – The Digital Shift.

Cloud Computing Makes Software Piracy Obsolete


Quotable: “The foundations of the antipiracy crusade are evaporating as the cloud undermines the very notion of software piracy.”

via Cloud Computing Makes Software Piracy Obsolete.

NYTimes.com — A Computer User’s Guide to Cloud Storage


A Computer User’s Guide to Cloud Storage – NYTimes.com.

The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog « Librarians Surviving Rapid Tech Change…04.26.12


Librarians Surviving Rapid Tech Change…04.26.12 « The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog.

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GTA Technology Topics, Tips & Tricks: Top Technology Trends of 2011 Infographic


Ok, I LOVE infographics in case you haven’t already figured this out. I like to mix these in between the more text-heavy emails.
 
Here is the original post. I am doubtful group buying will continue its popularity in 2012. Although there are other group buying companies, the largest one, Groupon, is having difficulty growing and there are rumours about its poor/infringing accounting and advertising practices.
 
I’m looking forward to Internet TV in 2012…hope to see the rumoured Apple iTV sometime this year – fingers crossed. 🙂
 
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