Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Dropbox, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
When it comes to cloud storage, one of the most popular file hosting services around …is Dropbox. With Dropbox, you not only get a place to store your files for free, but …you also get something called File Synchronization and the ability to access your files from …any Windows, Mac or Linux computer, from any mobile device, even from a web browser. …So you should never have to email yourself a file ever again. Dropbox itself will appear …like any other folder in your list of folders on your computer. For example here in the …Mac, in Finder, if we click File > New Finder Window, we will see Dropbox at the very top …of the Favorites list.…
We can also access our Dropbox from the menu bar here in the Mac. An icon does appear by …default when you sign up for Dropbox in the top right-hand corner. Clicking it displays …a menu where you can open a Dropbox folder from here, launch your Dropbox website as …well, let's go to Open Dropbox Folder, which does open up a new Finder window, but takes …us directly to our Dropbox. …
David also presents an overview of migration and common cloud technologies as you contemplate a move to the cloud, including Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Live, and more. The final chapter outlines how to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the cloud for your business.
- Understanding the components and infrastructure of the cloud
- Working with storage and database services
- Understanding the benefits of cloud computing
- Assessing security risks
- Obtaining cloud storage
- Working with Google Apps, Windows Live, iCloud, and more
- Migrating to the cloud
- Training others on cloud use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Computing Basics
2. Evaluate whether Cloud Computing Is Right for Your Business
3. Explore Cloud Storage
4. Explore Cloud Tools
5. Migrate to the Cloud
Securing data2m 26s
6. Evaluate Cloud Performance in Your Business
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