Technology Scout  

 Seeking patterns in the road ahead


 RAB Communications      www.rabcomm.com

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IT Paves the Way to Higher Revenues

Computing in the Cloud 

Computing in the Cloud - Live Links

EnterpriseOhio Network Presntation

Presented by Rich Bowers

Computer-IndependentApplications - Part 1

    Definition 1 - Use any Internet accessible computer, applications & data reside online

--> Communication/Contact
Email:
    Gmail
          Home -   http://www.gmail.com
          Info -   http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about_whatsnew.html
    Yahoo
         Homehttp://mail.yahoo.com  

 Send large files:

   Send This File:  http://www.sendthisfile.com/

   (Also yousendit.com - www.yousendit.com)

Voice: 

SkypeHome -   http://www.skype.com
   SkypePricing  -  http://www.skype.com/products/priceoverview/ (What's free, what's not - things have changed)
   Skype-Out  -  http://www.skype.com/products/skypeout/
   Skype-In  -  http://www.skype.com/products/skypein/     (ICDL Info Line – 614-388-888

Fax:  (goodbye fax machine, hello email!)

    eFax - http://home.efax.com

    MyFax - http://www.myfax.com/

--> Collaboration/Documents
Calendars 

Survey, up-and-coming calendar products:   http://www.wired.com/news/culture/reviews/0,72750-0.html?tw=wn_index_18

Word Processing (also spreadsheets, databases): 

Overviews/Surveys:    http://freebies.about.com/od/freesoftware/tp/freeonlinewp.htm
Google (this document)http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ahm9fjncks4h_0cdrsjs

Wikis-Overview/Tools/Resources:   http://oln.org/ILT/wikis.php

Database

Zoho Creator - http://creator.zoho.com  

Complete Project Management 

Basecamp - http://www.basecamphq.com/

Back-up

JungleDisk - http://www.jungledisk.com/

(Amazon Web Services

 

-> Marketing Communications
Blogs-Overview/Tools/Resources:    http://oln.org/ILT/blogmania.php
Podcasting-Overview/Tools/Resources:   http://oln.org/ILT/podcasting.php
 

Video:
   YouTube:Home  -   http://www.youtube.com;   How-to  -  http://www.youtube.com/t/video_toolbox
   Google: Home  -   http://video.google.com;   How-to   -  http://video.google.com/support/
   Yahoo:  Home  -   http://videos.yahoo.com/
 

Online video editing:
   Jumpcut  -   http://jumpcut.com/
   Eyespot  -   http://www.eyespot.com/
 

Photos:
   Flickr: Home  -   http://www.flickr.com/;  mash-ups (colr pikr - http://krazydad.com/colrpickr/)

       Tools/phixr -  http://www.phixr.com

     Tools/Picasa - http://picasa.google.com/

Web Publishing:

   Google Pages - http://pages.google.com

Authentication/Centralized Security?

    Open ID - http://openid.net/ 

 

Computer Independent Communications- Part 2
     Definition 2 - Use any computer, applications & data reside on your portable device,e.g.,"thumb"-drive, "jump"-drive, USB key, etc.

--> Portable Applications
Basicinfo:   http://portableapps.com/
Windowsapplications:   http://nedwolf.com/Freeware-Portable.htm
Directory,unvetted:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portable_applications