Cloud Computing In Action – Rise and Fall of Britannica – Infographic

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote | April 4, 2012 6:00 am

Music distribution, news consumption, and postal mail delivery have all felt the effects of cloud-delivered models that break old, inefficient ways of doing things in place of faster, higher performing, easier-to-deliver technologies. Information access is also starting to make the move from page flipping to mouse clicking via the cloud[1]. Recently, Britannica announced[2] that it will no longer print physical encyclopedias and publish all of its content online. That shift prompted us to explore the reach, scale, and access of Wikipedia’s traditional online-only access model against the conventional print version of Britannica.

Endnotes:
  1. cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/
  2. Britannica announced: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/after-244-years-encyclopaedia-britannica-stops-the-presses/

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