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Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages
Cloud computing was introduced this week as a giant client server
environment. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of computing on
Cloud computing refers to anything that is involved in
delivering host-based services on the Internet. The services are of three types:
IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), and SaaS
(Software-as-a-Service). The term ‘cloud computing’ is derived from the symbol of
the cloud that often describes the Internet in flowcharts and diagrams.
Recently, cloud computing has become one of the most hyped
information technology topics of the decade (Enslin 2012). With cloud computing
one can access documents and applications from any part of the world. This
frees you from being bound to your computer at home. Miller says that cloud
computing is definitely not for everyone (Miller 2009). There are advantages
and disadvantages to this type of internet computing.
While analyzing the advantages, Miller says computing on the
internet results in lower IT infrastructure and software costs. This is
because, to handle their peak needs companies will not need to invest in more
powerful servers and equipments to handle the peaks. If the IT department uses
the computing power of the cloud to supplement internal computing resources, the
peak needs can be easily handled by servers and computers in the cloud. As for
software costs, with cloud computing IT staff are saved the cost of installing
and maintaining the software programs on every computer in the organization
Cloud computing also results in enhanced service
accessibility. This means that with this technology one can access services
that are otherwise unavailable. The vast majority of the function is performed
on the server-side, which means the user can run on a device with very little
capacity. This has opened up countless possibilities in the forms of mobile
phone and hand-help computers. This enables one to gain access to services from
multiple device types, whether laptops, desktops, mobile phones, and so on (Clarke
2009). Clarke further talks about the technical advantages of cloud computing
including professional backup and recovery, collaboration convenience,
scalability, and copyright convenience.
One may think that with all these benefits, cloud computing
may not have any disadvantages. However, that is not true. One of the main
limitations is that it requires high-speed internet connection at all times. A
lot of good features of portable computing create issues when you’re depending
on web-based applications. To solve this problem, certain web-based
applications are now being designed in such a way that one can work on a
desktop with internet connection. An example is Google Gears, which converts
Google’s web based applications to locally run applications (Miller 2009).
According to Miller another issue is the security of the
data on the cloud. There are possibilities of unauthorized access to your data
that is stored in the cloud. In addition, although the data is generally safe,
but if it happens to somehow get deleted, there is no way to create a backup.
In such cases, people generally lose all their information. Another
disadvantage that is subject to change in the near future is the limited
features of internet computing. Today not all web-based applications have the
unique features that their traditional desktop applications have.
As with everything else, cloud computing has its pros and
cons. Users must appreciate the advantages, disadvantages, and risks and then
carefully consider how it can be applicable to their specific needs (Clarke
2009). Wherever cloud computing is adopted, risk management must be planned and
·Clarke, R. (2009).
“Computing Clouds on the Horizon? Benefits and Risk’s from the User’s
·Enslin, Z. (2012). Cloud
computing adoption: Control objectives for information and related technology
(COBIT) - mapped risks and risk mitigating controls. African Journal of Business Management, Vol.6 (37), pp.
·Miller, M. (2009). Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That
Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online. US: Que Publishing.
File Linking, File Sharing and Shared Projects.
You know how it feels to have shared files on VSS? Gooood.
Actually it felt so good that my beloved CTO (who said something about promotion?) switched to TFS just 4-5 months ago. And ever since - I cry myself to sleep every night.
Instead of one file, shared between 5,6,7 or 10 projects, we now have a copied file for each project. This is due to Microsoft "Best Practice" which says - No Shared Files.
Finally, I have the fix we've all been waiting for, courtesy of VS 2010: "Add File As Link" How to Link Files to Different Projects:
Let’s say we have 2 completely different web sites.
One is 10Bet and the …
The term Web of Links refers to creating multiple sites, each connected to the other one, in order to promote a specific website.
This is exactly what a website owner would like, an hour work (and about 50$ investment) which will generate his website 25 links.
Web of Links is mainly for indexing purposes and less for getting a higher page rank (PR) in search engines (Google).
I'll start by explaining the benefits of the Web of Links method:
Let's say you just created a website.
You've made all the right things...
Listed your site in all the indexes websites, registered to Google Analytics and Google Web Master Tool and even wrote some content pages in order to attract visitors.
This is good, the only problem is that Google may have not indexed all you pages yet. If you're a small new website, this process can take awhile.
The Web of Links idea simply makes the linking process smoother.