Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3
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RobotShop Launches MyRobots, Cloud Robotics for All
RobotShop.com, the world's most visited e-commerce site specializing in service robotics, announces today the launch of a new cloud computing service specifically designed for robots as well as all "smart objects." MyRobots is a portal where robot …
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HP Launches New Cloud Solutions
HP has also introduced HP CloudAgile Service Provider program, HP CloudSystem Matrix 7.0, HP Cloud Protection program, HP Enterprise Cloud Services–Compute, and training programs to transform legacy data centers for cloud computing. …
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Question by Kyle: Will the IT Department become obsolete by Cloud Computing and the theoretical “Autonomic Computing”?
After doing a bit of research from some google searches, it seems that Cloud Computing will be the next big thing in the world of technology. Where you no longer need a big hard drive to store your information, because it will be in servers, most probably half-way across the world from where you are. Cloud Computing seems very nice, and actually, I agree that it’d be a very good advance in technology, but only for the consumers. From also what I’ve learned from brief research on Cloud Computing, it will cut the needs for IT’s. Now, I plan on becoming an IT when I get older, but seeing employment of ITs being cut because of new technology which corrects itself if it finds errors, and less need for hardware and software installation since the server would do it for you… What would happen to all of the people taking training to become ITs like I plan to do? Also, the Autonomic Computing, which is a scary concept in itself for people seeking employment, it would manage itself! No need for ITs to manage and fix errors because it will do it itself. After seeing a few “Robot-dominates-mankind” based movies, I am also worried about an AI having complete control over majority of information in the world if Cloud Computing becomes very, very popular.
Answer by Screen Burn
Cloud Computing is just a buzz word. You think we haven’t been here before? Back in the day companies had a mainframe, and everyone connected to it from “dumb” terminals that were essentially just typewriters. All the computing was done on the mainframe, or “the cloud” as we would call it today.
Autonomic Computing is just a pipe dream. Computers are not autonomous and that is a very long way off.
Who do you think manages the servers that run the “cloud”? People do. All the computers are still there, just in data centres rather than in homes. Someone still has to manage them.
Personally I think Cloud Computing is a crock. You have no control over your data, you have to fully trust the company who is managing it on your behalf. And that’s fine, until they make a huge mistake and delete all your data or send it to criminals. Then what are you going to do?
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