On Friday, September 12th, Google DC held a talk on cloud computing in its New York Avenue location in downtown Washington, DC. Specifically, the event discussed a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project on “Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services”.
Moderated by John B. Horrigan, director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the talk included
- Dan Burton, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Salesforce.com
- Mike Nelson, Visiting Professor, The Center for Communication, Culture, and Technology, Georgetown University
- Ari Schwartz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
Cloud computing is basically the offloading of data from individual computers loosely linked to the internet, to a network of computers specifically maintained and interfaced so that people can access that data from any electronic device anywhere in the world. Read the rest of this entry »