November 16, 2009

TDABids Links to the Rest: Cloud Computing

In a recent newsletter from SitePro News (Issue No. 1268), John Sylvester cites Jeff Jarvis, Professor of Interactive Journalism at the City University of New York, describing the best route for traditional media to take in the transformation of journalism as: "Cover what you do best. Link to the rest."

A World in Translation agrees with Jarvis and we are taking his advice. is a software solution known as SaaS (the acronym for software-as-a- service). A more recent term increasingly popular to describe online software services like is 'cloud computing' as is a aoftware application available in the cloud.

We found a very simple, straightforward video on that explains what cloud computing is and how it works. To watch the video, click here.

The benefits of platforms like include: no expensive upgrades needed or implementation patches; no required software to buy or install. Users can access the system from their Internet browsers and upload and manage language projects without installing any additional software on their computers. Distributed over the Internet through a secure-access website, there are no compatibility issues and it is easily accessible from any location.

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