Cloud 5: Long live cloud, cloud misconceptions, fastest Chromebook

Posted by Ron Miller on Mar 27, 2015 9:58:03 AM

53-27-15-1Welcome 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, Big vendors find cloud religion. It took a long time for the traditional enterprise vendors to hop on board the cloud band wagon, but today, cloud is central to every large vendor's strategy.

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

A Cloud with a Mind of Its Own – Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Services | CloudWedge

Using the power of cloud computing, perhaps sometime in the not-too-distant future, we can take advantage of the power of artificial intelligence. If it requires compute power, the cloud is a logical resource.

Cloud Computing is Dead, Long Live the Cloud! | Innovation Excellence

The promise of the cloud has always been the ability to access your computing life from any device. Neptune wants to take advantage of that and upend the smartphone hegemony while it's at it with a smart watch that becomes the center of computing life. It's a pretty compelling approach.

To Be Heard And Paid: The Cloud Computing Music Industry | Cloud Tweaks

The internet offers independent musicians a way to build and draw audiences to live shows in ways that were never possible when you were simply plastering the city with posters. Surely you are screaming for attention in the same way, hoping people will pay attention to your poster instead of the dance classes or the apartment sublet, but the internet offers an amazing launching pad that the bus stop never could.

10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud Computing | Entrpreneur.com

If you still have misconceptions about cloud computing, you haven't been paying attention, and you're far too late to the game. Time to get with it or get steamrolled.

The Acer C910 Chromebook Gets Faster With an Intel Core i5 Processor | Android Central

This is the fastest Chromebook yet, and it's around $500 cheaper than the elite Pixel. But I still wonder if people buy Chromebooks simply because they're cheap. I'm not sure there is a huge market for higher end models.

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