Date Added: Jul 2012
In recent years, technologies have been introduced offering a large amount of computing and networking resources. Traditional application integration technology takes a long time to build and deploy, requiring professional developers and domain experts. They are server-centric and thus do not fully utilize the computing power and storage capability of client systems. Cloud computing is a new infrastructure deployment environment that delivers on the promise of supporting on-demand services like computation, software and data access, storage etc. Clouds provide inexpensive access to remote resources. Academia has not remained unaware of this trend, and several educational solutions (LMS) based on cloud technologies are already in place, especially for Software As A Service (SAAS) cloud.