Yahoo has announced a new feature to Yahoo Web Hosting called Yahoo Cloud Computing. This service will allow users to access files and data from any computer around the world. Yahoo calls this "parallel computing." While Yahoo is quick to point out that parallel computing is not a myth, many IT professionals are skeptical. What do they think?
Many people are quick to point out the obvious problems with parallel computing: the user does not have total control over their computer system. However, Yahoo offers more than a simple lack of control: there is actually some software to help users control their computing environment. The applications allow users to control their computers by controlling specific applications. While this may seem like a myth world, it is possible to access a computer via a cell phone- Yahoo has made this capability available through its cloud computing initiative. Users can easily configure settings on the phone to ensure that all settings are fully functional for their computing device.
In some ways, the use of phones in the cloud is similar to how email is accessed through a computer. When users access Yahoo Mail on their mobile devices, they are still able to interact with their desktop computer. The key difference is that they are able to do so through a more portable medium. As is typically the case with Yahoo Mail, users are able to read, reply, draft, add notes, and so forth via their mobile device without being tied to their PC. This ability may be critical for many individuals who need mobility but need access to their Yahoo mail on the go.
Another element of Yahoo’s new offering is Yahoo Web Hosting Phone Number. The Phone service enables a user to access the internet and access their phone through the same portal. This is critical for internet entrepreneurs since users can maintain their business connections even when they are on the move. With the Phone feature, users can establish a call connection anywhere, even while traveling.
On the heels of Yahoo’s cloud computing service innovation comes the hot-fired term of hot-fired term. According to Matt Cutts, Yahoo’s director of product and technology management, the company’s goal is to unify all elements of the internet experience for users. He stated, "The hot-fired term basically means you can get everything you need from the internet in a single place. There will always be a browser, there will always be a site, and there will always be access to email."
The integration of these two technologies is part of a complete planning scheme by Yahoo. To fully execute the plan, the company has developed a large number of development solutions. The ultimate goal is to unify the Yahoo web service, namely the Yahoo web portal and the Yahoo phone service, into one complete planning scheme. As Matt Cutts explained, this will allow Yahoo to focus on its core competency of search engine optimization and mobile commerce. In addition to this, the creation of this complete planning scheme is part of Yahoo’s effort to bring Yahoo’s unique brand of flexibility and creativity to its customers.