Click the above links to read over 200 other stories on new & emerging technologies.
They are the perfect addition to your Elementary Education STEM Techknow classroom program.
Shelley Pierce - Special Features Editor TechDirections Magazine
Editor Techknow Project
Each Image is a link to Help You Find Specific Information
Copyright © 1996 - 2018 Shelley Pierce
You are however, welcome to print all material from this website for use in your classroom.
Use Techknow Links to GoTo Each Technology Category
TechKnow Books
TechKnow Books
"Technology Today Columns"
Appear Monthly in TechDirections Magazine
Published here online for STEM use in your Classrooms

Shelley Pierce -
Special Features Editor TechDirections & Editor of Techknow
Microsoft's is taking data storage out of the clouds and bringing it underwater!

     Today most of us have our digital life (work done on computers and smartphones) stored or backed-up in the clouds. These clouds are warehouse size computer datacenters that are usually located in low rent areas with access to cheaper electricity and a very fast connection to the Internet. Indirectly they provide service to you since your digital life ends up on their servers from Microsoft, Google, or Apple when you backup your computer and smartphone. Just in case you feel none of your data is in the cloud, because you backup everything locally, all financial institutions and the US government all use off-site secure cloud storage. For the full story just click the link for a pdf of the magazine column.
Click 4 Full Story
To view a Youtube Microsoft Video on Natick: <>
Cloud Storage is Going
The judges of the World Changing Ideas Awards committee selected Project Natick as a 2017 finalist for their innovative approach to cloud storage.
Microsoft’s Project Natick
(Published April 2018 in TechDirections Magazine)