Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finding Osama with GIS & Remote Sensing..

While i was watching Fox News yesterday i heard about this topic of MIT professors claiming on locating Osama bin laden with the help of GIS. I was excited to know that GIS & Remote Sensing is finally getting to the awareness of everyone.. yup.. I was once crazy on these topics as i did my undergrad on these areas.

MIT paper can be accessed by clicking here

As the paper has all imageries & the info you need.. not abstracting it here..

Have a gr8 day..
~Tony Julien

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cloud Computing - Intro

Cloud computing is a buzz word now a days... and if you look for what is cloud computing you get a variety of definitions and explanations..

I suggest the following videos from youtube would give you the on basic understanding you need to know on what is cloud computing..

Don't want to watch the video and wanted it to be in simple words.. here is want i can say on it.

In simple terms Cloud Computing = Hardware as a Service (HaaS) + Software as a Service (SaaS).

SaaS you might be already aware of it. e.g. your web email or your online tax application for which you dont buy the whole application, but you pay for just for using it. Such apps are called SaaS.

HaaS ? simple. you don't buy the hardware to host your stuffs, but you just get it as a service and you pay just for what you need or using and for the duration you need and you don't own anything.. but you rent it.

Here goes the videos.. Which explains more about it.

In my next post i will capture how the major companies are getting into the Cloud Computing space..

~Tony Julien