Teachers or Computers: Discussing the Issue

Teachers or Computers: Discussing the Issue In the last couple of years, we have witnessed a lot of technological breakthroughs in all aspects of our lives. As a matter of fact, the field of education, too, has had its share of technological advancements. Basically, it is now pretty common to observe multi-media devices in most

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What Scientists Want From Their Next Cloud Supercomputing Instance

What Scientists Want From Their Next Cloud Supercomputing Instance Recently, a report was made by the Magellan project regarding the possibilities and viable use of Cloud Computing for scientific purposes. Like most scientific reports, this contained a lot of Yes, No and Maybe but the bottom-line at the end of the report was that the DOE (US

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Big Data: 5 Signs of a Successful Data Scientist

Big Data: 5 Signs of a Successful Data Scientist In 2012, the amount of data forecasted to be created and stored will be a stunning 3.6 zetabytes. Based on the fact that last year’s amount of 1.8 zetabytes and that this amount will double per year, 2012 is set to be the year of Big

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Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation

Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation This series of articles shines a light on impactful female figures in cloud computing and seeks to spark a conversation on the place of women in technology. Two thousand twelve looks to be a breakout year for several standout members of the

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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year

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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But

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Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University

Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA).  The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit

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The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It

The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I

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IT Security is Integral to Cloud Policy Planning

IT Security is Integral to Cloud Policy Planning You’ve seen the movie version: a crack team of hardened (but lovable) thieves exercise their wits and prowess to break into a super-secure facility in order to steal a computer with data that will put away even worse bad guys and save an orphan or two as

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010 – Cloud Computing for biological research

Microsoft announced the release of the National Centre for Biotechnology Information Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (NCBI Blast) on Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for biological research. Microsoft showcased the scale of the application on Windows

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