Top Five Cloud Computing Stories from 2011

By December 29, 2011Latest News

2011 seems to be the year of the cloud. Sure, it’s been around for over a decade, but this year was the year that it exploded into the general public. Here are our top five cloud computing stories from 2011: /> 5. The government gets on the cloud to cut spending. To learn more, read one of our earlier blog posts here. 4. Office365 is released June 28, 2011. Although not as popular as other cloud storage services such as iCloud or DropBox, Office365 was designed for businesses to get on the cloud in providing all office programs their browsers instead of downloading various software apps on different machines.3. iCloud is released. iCloud was officially released on October 12, 2o11 with the release of iTunes 10.5 iOs 5, seven days after the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.2. The cloud becomes mobile. Accessing the cloud from mobile devices seems to be a huge trend in 2011 that will continue to gain momentum in 2012. Cloud storage companies such as DropBox and Box.Net are making it easier for people to sync what they store in the cloud onto a mobile app.1. The cloud brings social revolution.  Sure, Facebook has been around since 2004 and we’ve had Twitterverse  since 2006, but 2011 is the year Facebook boasts over 890 million users and Twitter 300 million with 300 million tweets per day. Salesforce CEO Benioff addresses this in a Cloudforce NYC conference, citing the Occupy Wallstreet movement and the Bank of America $5 fee backlash as examples of social media being the forum for these changes.And there you have it! Do you think anything important should have made the cut? Let us know!