Cloud technologies are quickly becoming the technology infrastructure for the masses with its broad access points, durability, and utility nature.  Learn what is available today on the cloud for general purpose computing such as creation, storage, collaboration, and version control of documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Start using the cloud today and defer or eliminate that next purchase of computing equipment (desktop, laptop, disk storage, portable storage, backups, etc.).  Access the information from anywhere, anytime, with any browser enabled device, and with confidence.

Why Use Applications in the "Cloud"?

  • Infrastructure
  • Scalability

Why Cloud vs. Traditional Computing (desktop)

  • Infrastructure
  • Scalability
  • Availability
  • Security
  • Accessibility

What kind of cloud?

  • Platform as a Service clouds
  • Application as a Service clouds (AppEngine)
  • Software as a Service Platforms (SalesForce, Facebook, etc.)

Cloud Success Stories

  • Phone based Navigation
  • eReader applications

Google's Cloud

  • How does it compare to Microsoft Live?
  • How does it compare to Dropbox?
  • Google Calendar Basics
  • Google Docs
  • Google Contacts
  • Google AppEngine

Course # WCOSY 2800
Approved Hours: 9
Tuition: $184