Cloud 5: Ford, Microsoft cloud team, wearables, school admissions

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 3, 2015 9:04:55 AM

5_4-3-15Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, How are there still companies that don't understand the cloud? I stumbled upon a survey that boasted almost half of the respondents were "aware" of the cloud. How is it possible that there are still people who aren't?

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

AWS drops prices -- and barriers -- to cloud adoption | InfoWorld

AWS dropped its prices again, this time going after online storage mainstays like Dropbox, by offering Amazon Prime members unlimited storage for $60 a year or free unlimited photo storage. Amazon may be able to outprice competitors, but it still needs to do a lot of work when it comes to consumer tool design.

How Cloud Computing Is Transforming School Admission Process | BusinessWorld

The cloud is transforming everything, so why not the school admissions process? The cloud enables schools to remove paper from the equation and that in itself is a huge improvement.

When Wearables Meet The Cloud | Talkin' Cloud

Wearables are just another form of mobile device, so much like the smartphone and the tablet, a wearable with apps communicating with the cloud will enable users to share information across devices.

Dropbox Versus The World | FastCompany

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston knows there's a lot of competition in online storage, but he seems mostly unphased by it. That's because he knows it's not just about price. It also has to do with brand loyalty and delivering a more polished product.

Ford, Microsoft Team Up For Cloud-Based Third Act | Forbes

Microsoft and Ford were early to the connected car idea, but at that time it was really before the cloud and the smartphone. Today, that's all changed and the two companies are redefining their approach.

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