Friday, October 31, 2008

cloud computing

An interesting new book -- The Tower and The Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing -- has been published by Educause. The term "cloud computing" is usually used to refer to applications that run on remote systems in "the cloud" rather than on desktop computers or to the storage of files remotely rather than locally, but the book defines the term more broadly, including open-source software and social-networking tools. The full book is available online as a free PDF.

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