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

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

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by Thomas M. Koulopoulos
     
 

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When people hear “the Cloud,” they think of cloud computing and salesforce.com, 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…  See more details below

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When people hear “the Cloud,” they think of cloud computing and salesforce.com, 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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“Cloud Surfing artfully captures the first major megatrend of our century and shows us a world where hyperconnectivity is the new norm. The extraordinary access to new connections that the Cloud enables will have a profound effect on how we scale our businesses and manage our people, processes, and technology.” (Andy Zynga, CEO, NineSigma)
“Tom Koulopoulos is the prognosticator of cloud-based computing, and Cloud Surfing is his crystal ball! Here he has truly captured the implications of the cloud and the way it is transforming the way we work, live, and learn. His insights into growing accessibility and the collaborative power of real-time connectivity to information and resources is an exciting and invigorating journey.” (David DeHaven, Dean, School of Info Systems/Technology Kaplan University)
“Tom does it once again with his new book Cloud Surfing. Entertaining, educational, and a perspective changer.” (Carlos Dominguez, SVP Cisco Systems and The Tech Nowist)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937134105
Publisher:
Bibliomotion, Inc.
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

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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Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Elizabeth4 More than 1 year ago
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.