Top 5 Fresh New Ways to Use Cloud Computing

Top 5 Fresh New Ways to Use Cloud Computing

Hype about the cloud continues to rage. But equally furious is the demand to know how exactly to implement its assets. Here are a few ideas on how to wield cloud computing, from crumbs to canines.

  • Save money on Europe. To be honest, this is a task limited to fairly big players in business. Europe has been slow to welcome cloud computing into its protectionist climate. This holds especially true in the European Union, where private information of individuals is held under a digital lock and key. Such legal boundaries chafe with the cloud’s expansiveness, as well as its potential risk for data theft and violation. Nevertheless, companies like London-based Shutl employ American cloud networks (like Amazon’s) to distribute their brand and save money. The New York Times offers a smart feature on the continuing conversation on Europe and the cloud.
  • Get your dog licensed. This was too doggone good not to feature for you here. Ergo Group, an Irish cloud computing company, has revolutionized how Dublin manages its canine population. Essentially, its scheme allows for dog owners to secure their animals’ licensing online, directly via the cloud. The traditional way of securing such a license demands that dog owners send for a license, pay for it, and physically receive it, all by post: at €1.50 per license, the Irish Council’s budget was howling with pain. Thanks to the cloud, dogs are licensed with ease, and the State saves. Got a bone to pick with your city’s dog license program? Present this to those in charge, and encourage them to bark up the right tree: the cloud.
  • Master Mahjong. Before Sudoku, but well after solitaire, there was Mahjong: a Chinese game featuring 144 pieces akin to dominoes, wherein the goal is to strategically combine said pieces during a round, in which four people contest against one another. The game’s complexity made it a hit with serious enthusiasts, yet its popularity has undoubtedly started to wane. Kajongg looks to put it on the map once more. Think of Kajongg as, in essence, Mahnjong on the cloud. It invites players to rounds in real time, using classical chinese rules of scoring. Have free time on your hands? Check out Kajongg, and it might just put you on cloud nine.
  • Compare New York City chocolate chip cookies. “If you can make it here,” they say, “you can make it anywhere.” Cloud computing has developed into an impressive forum to challenge Gotham’s well-worn axiom, and we imagine doing so by way of chocolate chip cookies. Serious Eats declares that the Roasting Plant, on 81 Orchard Street, bakes NYC’s best. Yet the site also features a dozen other tasty challengers to the top chocolatey crumble. With the cloud, you could stage a real-time cookie tasting event between yourself and a few other friends. MetroCards in tow, navigate to each cookie shop to taste their offering. Post your photos, videos, and social network statuses to the cloud, where they will register everywhere immediately. By day’s end, your stomachs will be stuffed with baked goods, the cloud packed with your gooey thoughts on it all.
  • Improve your business’s chemistry and imagination. Besides dessert, the cloud offers meat-and-potatoes substance for businesses looking to fuel their creativity. ZDNet’s cogent article clarifies how the cloud topples technical barriers, improves customer service, and offers new ways to better a business (like horizontal services and LOB). Such a climate encourages businesses to not only interact more deeply with their clients, but to cater to them with new, never-before-seen offerings. Chemistry in business is about establishing a touching rapport with consumers. Imagination is all about dreaming new ideas without boundaries. Cloud computing can immediately invigorate a business with both of these means.
By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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