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Updated 4.24.2012

Andrea Gough &

Michelle Angell

Introduction to Cloud Computing


Materials:

Laptop

Projector

TV/projection screen

PowerPoint (see included)


Goals of this class:

1.

Understand the basic definition of cloud computing

2.

Identify devices that can access the cloud

3.

Identify current Cloud services
/vendors

4.

Understand some of the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, and how it fits into
current data storage.


Intro
:

1.

Librarian self
-
introduction, brief overview of the scope of the class

2.

Attendee introduction


first names, what do they alre
ady know about cloud computing, what
are they hoping to learn through the class


Goal 1: Cloud Computing

definition

1.

Basic definition of Cloud Computing

2.

How cloud computing fits into the history of digital data

a.

Floppy disks, CDs, USB drives, now the Cloud

b.

Constantly new places to save files; files are larger, and we can save more of them.


Goal 2: Accessing the Cloud

1.

Define key terms


a.

desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, software, operating system, browser, Broadband
Internet Connection, Network Server

2.

Revi
sit the definition of cloud computing


Goal 3: Identify current cloud computing services/vendors

1.

Highlight some cloud
-
based services

they may already be using without realizing it

a.

Flickr, Gmail

(all email, essentially)
, Hulu, YouTube
, Picasa, Netflix.
Some are free, some
are not

2.

Dedicated pay
-
for
-
use cloud storage services

a.

Dropbox; Box; Google; Microsoft; Apple; Amazon

i.

Different services may be appropriate for different file types

ii.

How much do you get free, and what are the pay rates?


Goal 4: Advantages

and disadvantages

1.

Advantages

a.

Mobility, flexibility, access

b.

Share and collaborate


Updated 4.24.2012

Andrea Gough &

Michelle Angell

c.

Large storage capacity

d.

Equipment st
orage and maintenance outsourced

2.

Disadvantages

a.

Subscription based


stop paying for it and you lose everything you saved

b.

Security and priva
cy


do you own your data?

c.

Relies entirely on network/internet connection

d.

Safety


some thoughts on passwords

e.

Backing up your files


Closing