Our Second BCUG Webinar of the Year!
"Into the Cloud -- the Future of Computing"
MEETING DATE: April 20, 2012
We are proud to announce our Second of Three
Spring Webinars to be given by Hank Feinberg, from the APCUG Speakers
Bureau. Hank is familiar with the needs of User Groups and has
extensive experience in speaking on various topics at all levels of
Hank will clarify for us what the cloud is and
how we can utilize it. He will talk about available applications,
current providers, security. He will also discuss differences between
public and private clouds, and more.
One definition of “Cloud Computing” is the
delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, which means
that “shared resources, software, and information are provided to
computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid)
over a network (typically the Internet)” (from Wikipedia).
The term "cloud" has been in use,
originally in the context of schematics used by network
administrators, and later to describe the Internet. Currently, the
cloud is used to describe any type of virtual computing which involves
the Internet rather than your local hard drive. This conceptual change
may be difficult to understand at first; Hank will enlighten us as to
the usefulness (and safety) of this new technological advance.
In addition to the ease and usefulness of cloud
computing, it has several characteristics
Empowerment of end-users;
Application programming interface (API) accessibility;
Improved reliability; and
There are many, many more points to be made.
Perhaps this partial list will engender some thought and discussion
for you during the presentation.
About Hank Feinberg – he has been involved with
computers for over 30 years. He is a member of the RPCUG for 25 years.
He has presented at national and international conferences on a
variety of computing and refurbishing topics. He is on the speakers
bureau of the FACUG and APCUG. Some recent accomplishments and
positions he holds are:
President Rockland PC Users Group
Founder Director PC Renew
Steering Committee Trenton Computer Fair
Consultant National Cristina Foundation
Recipient of Presidents Distinguished Service Award
Hank lives in Monsey, New York and enjoys
spending time with his four grandchildren.
We look forward to this presentation and anticipate a great turn-out.