Monday, July 13, 2009

Microsoft | Microsoft cloud computing gets down to earth | Seattle Times Newspaper

A great Azure case study

As U.S. companies start exploring doing some of this computing this year, a school system on the other side of the globe has already leapt into the cloud. Ethiopia is rolling out 250,000 laptops to its schoolteachers nationwide, all running on Microsoft's cloud platform, called Azure.

The laptops will allow teachers to download curriculum, keep track of academic records and securely transfer student data throughout the education system, without having to build a support system of hardware and software to connect them.

Microsoft | Microsoft cloud computing gets down to earth | Seattle Times Newspaper

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