Cloud computing has come a long way since its inception and is now a permanent fixture for many in the corporate world, but do you really know what it’s all about? Here’s your chance to find out what you really know about the cloud.
In cloud computing, where is the data handled?
- On the user's computer
- On a dedicated server
- On remote servers
What (if anything) does a client of a cloud computing platform pay for?
- Access to proprietary software
- Storage space and bandwidth
- The installation of a satellite antenna
The first initial in the acronyms SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, NaaS and WaaS mean Software, Platform, Infrastructure, Data, Network and Workplace respectively, but what does the ‘aaS’ stand for?
- As a Security
- As a Service
- As a Store
TRUE or FALSE? To benefit from cloud computing you must have a very powerful computer.
What is Microsoft\'s cloud computing platform called?
- Windows Azure
- Windows Cloud
- Windows Sky
How much free storage do you receive with Apple’s iCloud service?
- 1 GB
- 5 GB
- 10 GB
Who is directly threatened by the emergence of cloud computing?
- Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
- Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
- Software publishers
What was the only computer language supported by Google App Engine when it was launched in 2008?
What is the purpose of Dropbox?
- To manage one's address book and emails on various devices
- To validate tasks shared between different users
- To store and share files
Which big internet company was the forerunner in cloud computing?
TRUE or FALSE? HP has launched a printing service that uses cloud computing.
Brookings Institution recommends that governments should consider switching to the cloud, but how much does it say they could save?
- 50 to 60% savings
- 20 to 25% savings
- 5 to 10% savings
According to a 2010 Greenpeace report, how does cloud computing impact the environment?
TRUE or FALSE? Cloud computing service providers guarantee permanent network availability
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Head in the clouds. It may have taken you a while to get to grips with computers and then the Internet, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that you’re not quite so clued up on the cloud. Your computer skills are enough to survive in the IT world, but it would be beneficial for you to learn more about the cloud.
Stuck in the fog! You understand the basics of the concept and the growing importance of the cloud, but when it comes to the finer details of this development, you struggle. Virtualisation seems unavoidable and you will have to increase your degree of familiarity.
Skywalker! Any time there’s a development in the digital world, you keep yourself up to date and cloud computing has proved to be no exception. You’ve immediately bought into this brave new world of virtualisation and collaboration and preach to the unbelievers about the marvels of the cloud.