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TOPIC 9 USING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS 311 CLOUD COMPUTING Lastly, let us learn about cloud computing. What does it stand for? National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce defined cloud computing as follows: Cloud computing or in shorter words „the cloud", is another way of accessing resources in order to function according to the changing needs from the users. It involves computing activities through network, which programs or applications are run concurrently at connected computers. In the cloud, the chances of data loss will be at a minimum. Data can be stored or backed up in the cloud storage. Cloud computing will also keep your data safe from threats. Figure 9.63 shows you some examples of cloud storage. Figure 9.63: Examples of cloud storage Source: Did you know that cloud storage sometimes functions as a collaboration tool? Thus, you can easily share your file with your friends and subordinate. Through cloud storage, you can also collaborate to channel partners with customers. As part of cloud resources, we usually share it with multiple users and can be dynamically reallocated according to the userÊs demand. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example networks, servers, storage, applications and services). 9.4 Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 9 USING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS 312 9.4.1 Managing Files in the Cloud Here are the steps to manage your files in the cloud. (a) Preparing Your Documents You have done your work in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Save it into one folder in your system for easy retrieval. (b) Registering Box.net. (i) Go to as shown in Figure 9.64; Figure 9.64: The website of (ii) Click the „Sign Up‰ button and register; Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 9 USING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS 313 (iii) After successful registration, click the „Log in‰ button. Enter your username and password to log in (as shown in Figure 9.65); Figure 9.65: Log in page (iv) Creating a folder in Box Click the „New / ‰ (list menu) button and select „New Folder‰ (see Figure 9.66). Figure 9.66: Select „New Folder‰ Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 9 USING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS 314 Type your folder name. Check any option in „Collaboration‰ (see Figure 9.67). Figure 9.67: Type your folder name Uploading files: Click on any folder and click the „Upload‰ button (see Figure 9.68); Figure 9.68: Upload the folder Select „Upload Files‰ to upload single or multiple files or „Upload Folders‰ to upload single or multiple folders; and Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 9 USING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS 315 After uploading the files, the outcome of this activity is as shown in Figure 9.69.
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