(PRWEB) October 02, 2013
As Internet connections have become faster, they have opened up new possibilities in computing. Many large organizations with advanced infrastructures have developed "cloud" architecture that allow you to harness the power of entire networks of computers, both to perform tasks and to store data remotely. When connecting to a cloud, the network of machines become a virtual extension of a PC or mobile device, offering increased power and storage without requiring an upgrade of local hardware.
Applications that once required powerful computers can now be utilized, along accessibility to stream movies and television to any mobile device. The cloud allows sharing data with other users, creating the ability to collaborate with colleagues no matter where they might be. It can even be used as a real-time backup service, automatically copying important files to remote servers to protect data.
Jimmy Johnson and the "Leading Edge" team will delve into the issues surrounding cloud computing. How can you make sure your data remains safe once it enters the cloud? Do cloud services give providers too much control over your data and activities? How can your ISP's limits on data transfers affect your ability to work or enjoy your cloud-based content? "Leading Edge" will be working with industry professionals over the coming months to create content aiming to look at the current state of cloud computing along with the opportunities and pitfalls the future may hold for the technology.
The Leading Edge program is not distributed through PBS, but is provided to Public Television stations within the United States. Please review the Leading Edge website at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com or contact the producers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.