07 - The Cloud - with advantages and disadvantages

 1. The cloud or cloud computing refers to a range of software and services that run on the internet rather than on your PC



 2. An advantage of the cloud is that you can access your data anywhere with an internet connection



 3. Third-party clouds enable organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of expending resources on computer _______________________

  franchising and business development

  infrastructure and maintenance

  mentoring and sheltering

  code writing and maintenance

 4. True or False - read the following excerpt
While the term "cloud computing" was popularized with releasing its Elastic Compute Cloud product in 2006,references to the phrase "cloud computing" appeared as early as 1996, with the first known mention in a Compaq internal document.



 5. An example of cloud services is online hosting of webpage data as well as online backups of your files



 6. Streaming services such as NETFLIX, Spotify and Amazon are NOT an example of cloud services



 7. Are online applications such as Office 365, Google Docs and Adobe Creative services examples of cloud services?


  Office 365 is, but the rest aren't


  Google Docs is, but the rest aren't

 8. Which of the following are advantages of cloud computing?
Access data from anywhere with an internet connection
You can login even if you forget your login details
Store large files online and save space on home device
Access the latest versions of software
Work is automatically backed up
Cloud services include a cost which you can pay



  Only 4

  Only 1

 9. Which of the following is a disadvantage of cloud computing?

  Cannot access without an internet connection

  Online hackers could access your data and services often come at a cost

  Your files may not be stored in a particular country (e.g. UK) so you would need to check in terms of privacy laws

  All of the above

 10. Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”).

  True, except for the fact that databases cannot be provided for in the cloud

  True except that networking services cannot be provided for in the cloud

  Not true at all

  All true