Cloud Computing Overview

  • Navigate to the centre of the diagram to see the sections and parts that make up cloud computing.
  • What are the opportunities for new business and existing business?
  • What are the new opportunities for ICT professionals?
  • Further reference links are at the bottom.
Physical economy versus digital economy
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hideCloud Clients
leafAndroid Smartphone OS
leafgOS Google Linux OS
leafInternet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
hideCloud Services
hideHosted Application Suites
leafGoogle Apps for Business- Email, website, documents, video
leafGoogle Apps for Students- Email, website, documents, video
leafMicrosoft Office Live Small Business - Email, documents, website, contact management
leafMicrosoft Online Services - Email, Sharepoint, Communications, Live meeting
hideHosted Industry Applications
hideSales Force SaaS applications
leafCustomer Relationship Management
leafDistributed Project Management - multi company, multi department
leafover 100,000 applications available - some free some per month per user fee
leafZoho Applications
leafSkype telephony
leafGoogle Gmail - Email from anywhere on the Internet
leafGoogle Docs - word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, file sharing
hidePayment Systems
leafGoogle Checkout
leafCredit Cards Transaction Processing Services
hideGoogle Custom Search
leafGoogle Search for your Website
hideGoogle Maps
leafIncorporate mapping on your systems
hideCloud Platforms
leafRuby On Rails
leafGoogle Gears
leafGoogle App Engine
hideCloud Infrastructure
leafHosted Virtual Computers
leafHosted VOIP Telephony
leafWebsite Hosting
hideAmazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2
hideAmazon Machine Image
leafVirtual Machine with Windows or Linux
hideAmazon Simple Storage Service
leafWeb Servers Microsoft IIS, Apache, IBM Web Sphere
hideAmazon Simple DB
leafOracle, IBM DB2, My SQL, Microsoft SQL
leafAmazon Simple Queue Service
leafAmazon Dev Pay
hideGo Grid
hideVirtual Machine Hosting
leafMicrosoft 2003 2008 Server
leafRedhat Linux Server
leafPay for Storage, memory, bandwidth
leafMicrosoft Azure (under trials)
hideBusiness Needs
leafEase of use applications
leafDistributed Employees are productive
leafLess overheads for updates and security
leafIndustry applications perform intended purpose
leafLower risks with vendor lock in
leafApplication support is outsourced to application experts
leafLess infrastructure needed for SaaS applications
leafPrivacy and security of business data
leafSite independant disaster recovery
leafQuick deployment of services to meet business demands
leafControl and monitor electricity consumption
leafControl data centre costs for power, UPS, cooling, generator, space, heat
hideCloud Business Opportunities
hideCreate your own Cloud Facility
leafUbuntu 9 includes Amazon API
hideUse cloud computing to minimise capital costs
leafCloud Server costs roughly the same as a physical server electricity costs
leafCloud clients can be lower power computersor thin clients
hideHelp other business set up on cloud computing
leafBuild e-commerce interfaces
hideReview business for cloud computing efficiency
leafCloud employee expenses application
leafCloud employee leave types management
leafConsider Cloud application suite for distributed businesses
hideCreate multiple client websites from a virtual cloud server
leafKeyword Services
leafSearch Engine Optimization
leafVideo content
leafWeb Page Creation Service
leafContent Management System training
leafBack link builders
hideCreate a custom virtual machine service
leafe-Learning platform LAMS
leafContent Management System Extension design
hideCreate a e-Commerce presence with cloud computing
hideAmazon Elastic Compute Cloud
leafSystems Architect
leafFront End development
leafBack end development
leafGraphic designers
leafSite operations and maintenance
leafBusiness Manager
hideeBay Store
leafAccounting Functions Provided
leafWeb Hosting Provided
leafPayment systems available
leafNo physical shop front required
hideSet up new business with less capital and lower risks with cloud computing
hideHosted computers
leafCloud apps from any computer
hideHosted telephony
leafVOIP handsets
leafComputer Softphones
leafThin Client Softphones
hideWork from nearly anywhere
leafData access from home, work, smartphone?
hideCreate an industry specific SaaS application
leafMonthly income stream
leafDevelopment Costs spread out
leafApplications used by multiple companies
hideCreate an application distributed by cloud
hideApple Developer for Apple Store
leafiPhone widget sales, profit shared with Apple
hideSmart phone development
leafGPS 3G Phone Asset tracking Xora
hideCloud Storage
leafBackup Direct
leafApple Mobile Me
leafLive Mesh
hideICT Requirements
leafBusiness Grade Broadband
leafNew backup requirements
leafNew management tools
leafNew protocols to learn

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