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EE Times' top ten cloud stories in 2011

12/29/2011 07:30 PM EST
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phoenixdave
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phoenixdave   1/2/2012 6:13:44 PM
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The video does a very good job of illustrating how confused people can become from the multitude of terminology used in this high tech world. While this gentleman may have drawn some unusual conclusions from what he believes to be true, I suspect there are many people who do not fully understand the process. Unfortunately, this misinformation tends to damage the credibility of a technology and slow down or even stop forward momentum.

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yalanand   1/2/2012 7:38:04 AM
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I have seen this video..it went viral on Social networking sites.

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Bert22306   12/31/2011 6:29:52 PM
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It is funny, indeed. But there is an element of truth in it. For instance, now, if you recycle your old PC or laptop at Best Buy stores, they insist that you first remove the hard drive, and dispose of it yourself. Real story. My daughter recycled a not too old laptop, whose hard drive was misbehaving. Would you believe that we got a call from a neighbor, who bought the laptop reconditioned, and tracked it down to us? Lives just two houses down the street from us.

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wilber_xbox   12/31/2011 8:13:30 AM
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I cannot resist putting the link. I do not know what would be the consequences but its is really funny video explaining some niche American technologies and cloud computing. Unfortunately, the video is in Hindi with English subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnxrJiS5uKU&feature=related

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wilber_xbox   12/31/2011 8:05:33 AM
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In India, the most significant cloud computing story was a video of an important government officer giving lecture about cloud computing and shredding the technology into pieces as he had no ****ing ideas what this technology is all about. He thought that we literally are going to store data on clouds and was worried what if the cloud cover disappear into thin air or move from one country to another!

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selinz   12/30/2011 10:24:48 PM
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It's funny, all of the iPhone users at our company have switched away from "Icloud" in lieu of outlook and google based calendars (except of a couple of stubborn holdouts). Apple can't seem to get it right when it comes to sending out and responding to meeting invitations. With the massive amounts of data being transferred to devices these days, it makes less and less sense. For a lot of the "less technical" folks, this has given the whole cloud thing a black eye. I agree that it's not really anything new... What is newer is the availability of free online storage...

Bert22306
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Bert22306   12/29/2011 10:53:55 PM
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Hey Rick, count me among those who are, and continue to be, ho-hum about this "cloud" hype. Not because it isn't real, but because it has been around since 1993/1994. Or perhaps a little more arguably, even in the 1980s, in primitive forms. We could log onto corporate mainframes, back in the 1980s, over networks like X.25, and we could make use of any number of "cloud services." Yes, admittedly not like today, but it doesn't take much insight to see that we're just progressing along a continuous curve. And it's no surprise that when "Apple" is mentioned, the faithful flock to the story. Whatever story that might be. That was, after all, Steve Jobs' genius that created the cult following.

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rick merritt   12/29/2011 8:10:12 PM
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What do you think was the most significant cloud computing story in 2011 and why?

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