IEEE Pulls Together, Puts its Cloud Computing Resources Online

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently launched the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), an effort "to help accelerate the development and use of cloud computing technologies."  CCI's collection of resources is available online at the newly launched IEEE Cloud Computing Web Portal.
The online public cloud computing outreach and educational program is the first of its kind, according to the IEEE, providing "members of the technical community as well as the general public a convenient, centralized gateway to news and information about cloud computing and the many activities organized and led by the IEEE CCI."
The CCI initiative comes at an opportune time, as cloud computing is on track to make a substantial and far-reaching impact across the IT, Internet and telecom fields. Growing use of cloud computing is expected to create as many as 14 million new jobs, according to new study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by IDC, the IEEE noted.
Six interdependent tracks comprise IEEE CCI: the Web portal; conferences; continuing education courses; publications; standards development and a test bed for the development of cloud standards and applications.
"We are very excited to introduce this coordinated portfolio of cloud computing activities and to facilitate access, from the Web portal, to IEEE's many technological resources and its deep expertise in the transformative field of cloud computing," commented Steve Diamond, chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative.

Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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