Cloud Computing, what are the possibilities?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by palmerc2, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

    palmerc2

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    I was thinking about this other day, I am not a tech genius or anything but I want to know what the possibilities are that cloud computing can offer.

    I've heard a few people say that down the road you could possibly have all of your applications on a remote server and can access them easily.

    One question I have, is can it prove to be useful at all for iPhone email? See, Apple is trying to canvas a large audience for both personal and business use. As of right now for business use it's definitely not as good as some other services. For 1 there is no push email, with cloud computing could this come to be? On a blackberry you can have multiple email accounts all pushed to your phone immediately, so it doesn't have to fetch every 15 minutes.
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Exchange, MobileMe? Or am I missing something?

    As for the rest of the post, far too many variables to even debate it. We are looking at something years in the future. We may all agree that cloud computing is the future, but none of us have the vision of what a halfway decent implementation would actually be like. "If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would reply a faster horse."
     
  3. palmerc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    palmerc2

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    What I meant was on a blackberry if you have a basic yahoo or gmail account you can get push email.

    On the iPhone, these services have to be provided by the email client....which don't really work that well half the time (yahoo isn't that fast and gmails servers went completely haywire not to long ago, so right now on a 15 minute fetch).

    Blackberry is able to do this because they have a server for all email accounts, I think? Wouldn't cloud computing allow apple to do the same thing with the iPhone? Universal push email, vs fetch??
     

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