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AMD Contest: "Pinning Down the Cloud" - Question #2: How do you use the cloud?

AMD has kicked off a new multi-week contest called "Pinning Down the Cloud" as we head into VMworld 2010.  Each week, AMD will be asking a question that dives into how people are incorporating the cloud into their lives and how they define it.  And we all know, defining the cloud can be a challenge, because it means a lot of different things to different folks. 

This week's question is, "What is the Cloud to You?"

As we continue to get ready for VMworld later this month, we are polling the community, our fans and the industry at large – yes that’s you – about cloud computing. Thus far we’ve scratched the surface of cloud computing, answering the question what the cloud is to you, but now it’s time to dive a level deeper.

This week we want to know how you’re using the cloud. With $7.3 billion spent on the cloud in 2009 and a predicted $42 billion to be spent on cloud services by 2012 we know you’re using it – we just want to know how.

Me? Well I’ve been known to use Picasa by Google and Facebook to stay in touch with friends.  I also use care.com to find babysitters and dog sitters—and of course, I also use it for work from time to time. It’s safe to say that a lot of the work I do today relies heavily on the cloud – from accessing databases to running a variety of SaaS solutions.

But enough about me – why not tell us how you’re using it AND give yourself the chance to win a Dell Zino HD Desktop PC powered by an AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3250E Dual-Core Processor. To recap the rules:

This week’s question: How are you using the cloud?

Here’s how you can enter (in two sentences or less!):

For full contest rules, including how to participate, what you can win, and how your entry will be judged, please visit this page.

Published Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:08 AM by David Marshall
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