PHASE 1: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CLOUD COMPUTING
• Try to find other sources of knowledge like what is being described in Phase 3 (below)
• Ideally, the bibliography (author, name, year, and link[s] to web sites) will include logos, descriptions, lists of products, competitors
• One source might be Gartner. Your job is to find these sources, and not ask me to tell you what to do. You need to have the know-how to work independently.
PHASE 2: IDENTIFY AN EXISTING SOFTWARE OR WEB TOOL TO BUILD OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE BASE (KB)
• I want to have something that is mostly visual at the highest (primary) level.
• It should be like a market diagram or mind map, that shows relationships between competing and cooperating companies/brands/products.
• The secondary level should be about a particular group of competitors.
• There should also be a way to drill down to text (at the tertiary level) about the company/brand/product, so that can be textual.
• Like a wiki, this should be able to be crowd-sourced, so people can make edits and others can see what was changed. Others should be able to object.
PHASE 3: BUILD THE KB
• With the research you have done, take a platform that is selected in Phase 2 and building the knowledge base to show as many small and large companies/brands/products as possible.
• Where information came from (the Bibiliography) on that page should be on the bottom or easy to access.
PHASE 4: OPEN THE KB FOR OTHERS TO EDIT
• Once you complete the "draft," it will be opened up to the many people to be "crowd-sourced."
• They should be able to edit or veto changes.
You need to have the following skills/interests:
1. Good at research
2. Able to write/edit in English
3. Have an understanding of Cloud Computing