September 2, 2014

Reference: Final Version of NIST’s Guide to Cloud Computing Now Available

Title Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations Publisher NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) Full Text (81 pages; PDF) Background via FedScoop: NIST releases final version of cloud computing guide Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146), NIST’s general guide to cloud computing, explains systems in plain language and provides recommendations for information technology […]

Loveland (Colorado) Public Library Wins Award For Its Use of Cloud Computing

Congrats! From a Wyse Technologies News Release: Wyse Technology today announced that IDG’s Computerworld Honors program has named Colorado’s Loveland Public Library as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. [Clip] Loveland Public Library is using Wyse cloud client computing solutions to […]

Forecast: Gartner Says Personal Cloud Services Will Be Integrated in Most Connected Devices by 2013

From a Gartner News Release: By the end of 2013, consumer cloud services for accessing content will be integrated into 90 percent of all connected consumer devices, according to technology research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Speaking at a briefing for technology industry executives in Singapore today, Gartner managing vice president Andrew Johnson said that […]

U.S. Government: NIST Goes Public with Cloud Computing Tech Road Map

From GCN: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment a draft “road map” designed to foster federal agencies’ adoption of cloud computing. The road map also will support private-sector cloud efforts, improve the information available to decision-makers, and facilitate the continued development of the cloud computing model, NIST officials said. “U.S. […]

"LifeTime Library Thought to be the First Nationwide" (UNC Chapel Hill)

From the University of North Carolina News: How often have you wondered, “What did I do with that report I presented when I was in college? Did I save it on my laptop, on a CD, to my cell phone, or is it on a computer I no longer have?” Or, after graduating, have you […]

Joi Ito on Creative Commons; Mobile Design Tips; Students as Change Agents; and More in Summer 2011 Issue of JISC Inform

Direct to JISC Inform; Summer 2011 (Issue 31) From the Editorial: In this issue we look at how students are taking an active part in their course design and delivery which in turn is increasing their satisfaction levels. We catch up with Joi Ito about his involvement with Creative Commons and how opening up resources […]