Date Added: Sep 2010
The computing industry is experiencing a huge shift in the way the authors use computers at home, at work, and especially in-between as the authors have hand-held mobile computing devices which also work as telephones. This paper explores how client devices can use cloud oriented software. One area covered is cloud management and the other is cloud based applications or Software as a Service. Recent specifications have been produced in the cloud standards space, namely Open Cloud Computing Infrastructure (OCCI) and Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI). This paper explores how cloud based clients might take advantage of these.