Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success

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When people hear “the Cloud,” they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud has grown: it represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization. The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we ...
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Overview


When people hear “the Cloud,” they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud has grown: it represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization. The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. The Cloud is ?where your kids go to dive into online play. It’s where you meet and make friends in social networks. It’s where companies find the next big idea. It’s where political campaigns are won and lost. Cloud Surfing is the groundbreaking book that will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud and how to embrace its possibilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937134099
  • Publisher: Bibliomotion Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: The Social Century Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,438,060
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas Koulopoulos is the founder of the Delphi Group, which for 20 years has been providing thought leadership to global organizations on the intersection of business and technology. Named one of the industry’s most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, he is a recognized author on the subject, frequently appearing in national and international print and broadcast media, including BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. Tom is the author of eight previous books, including The Innovation Zone and Smartsourcing. Said the late Peter Drucker, “Tom’s writing makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.” For the past two decades, his works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks, and vernacular, such as the Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Corporate IQ, and Smartsourcing, all of which are widely used today. He expects Cloud Surfing to join the ranks. Visit him at www.TomKoulopoulos.com.

James Champy is a leading global authority on the management issues surrounding business reengineering, organizational change, and corporate renewal. He is the best-selling co-author of Reengineering the Corporation.

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Table of Contents

Foreword From Automating the Old to Enabling the New Jim Champy ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction Hyperconnected xvii

1 Defining the Cloud 1

2 Cloud Economics 26

3 Complexity in the Cloud 45

4 Truth in the Cloud 64

5 The Mobile Cloud 93

6 Innovation in the Cloud 107

7 Commerce in the Cloud 136

8 Work in the Cloud 178

9 Learning in the Cloud 197

Afterword Working, Living, and Playing in the Cloud of 2020 217

Endnotes 231

References 237

Index 239

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    The first book I've read that puts the Cloud in language and con

    The first book I've read that puts the Cloud in language and context that is relevant to executives and gives those making management business decisions the needed insight to make intelligent and strategic decisions. A must read for any manager or exective whose world touches (or should touch) the Cloud.

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