Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. In order to implement a cloud solution, you need some basic tools to connect your data source or device to the Internet. All you need is a router and a secure connection that has access to the Internet. Connection to the cloud storage needs to be secure, reliable and accessible. Turn on any new WiFi enable device, click through some prompts and you are connected.
Technology made it so easy that it doesn’t even require a conscious thought to participate. Management of our social data is an accepted way of life but the questions that remain are; How does this fit into my working world? Am I to embrace the same entity that stores my playlists to manage my proprietary workplace data? Does it improve efficiencies? What will the company gain from doing it?
All good questions, great food for thought and way too broad a discussion for one presentation. Let’s break it down into specifics and look at this challenge strictly from data collection for emission monitoring reporting perspective. Two perspectives will be covered: feasibility and practicality.

Primary Author / Conference Presenter:
Matthew Radigan
Canton, MA, USA