Web 3.0: The Next Evolution of Internet Search—and How You Can Prepare for It Now by Using Cloud Computing

March 2010
by Deltina Hay

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Web 3.0: The Next Evolution of Internet Search—and How You Can Prepare for It Now by Using Cloud Computing

by Deltina Hay

In the January issue of the Independent, the first of three articles about Web 3.0 focused on the semantic Web and how you can structure your data to make it easy for search engines to recognize. The second, published in February, focused on linked data and how you can add your data to the Linked Open Data cloud. The series wraps up in this issue by looking at cloud computing and how you can take advantage of the convenience and power that cloud services can offer.

Cloud computing is possible because many Internet service companies are not just opening up and linking their data; they are also opening their software and hardware infrastructures on a pay-per-use basis. This creates “cloud computing” as a way for all of us to increase our hardware capacity or add software capabilities without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. It gives everyone affordable access to more sophisticated technology, and it opens the door for even novice developers to build robust applications for the Internet.

Generally, cloud computing refers to services that are Web-based (that is, offered on the Internet) and sold on demand. Consumers pa…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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