Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

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by Gregor Petri
     
 
Cloud Computing is the most discussed IT innovation of recent times. This Primer provides a structured overview of what Cloud Computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how Cloud Computing will impact IT management and IT's role in the organization as a service provider. For everyone who is interested in Cloud Computing. No

Overview

Cloud Computing is the most discussed IT innovation of recent times. This Primer provides a structured overview of what Cloud Computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how Cloud Computing will impact IT management and IT's role in the organization as a service provider. For everyone who is interested in Cloud Computing. No prior knowledge is required.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011066894
Publisher:
Gregor Petri
Publication date:
07/02/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
236,379
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Gregor Petri is s Research Director at Gartner, covering cloud computing, hosting, data centers and communication service provider strategies.


Prior to this, as a regular speaker at industry events, he wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) and many other cloud publications. His LeanITmanager blog is syndicated across sites worldwide and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.


Earlier in his career, Gregor worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out Just in Time Manufacturing at Philips and was instrumental in the introduction of several IT innovations, like Object Oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers into Europe. Prior his current position he was EMEA Sr. Director product marketing at CA technologies. Gregor is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and of Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays.


Gregor studied Business Economics and Information Technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg, during this study he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications.


Follow Gregor on Twitter twitter.com/GregorPetri


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Shedding Light on Cloud Computing 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Daniel Schmidt More than 1 year ago
The author did a good job covering acronyms and basic definitions. Unfortunately his writing seemed too academic a disconnected from real world business. Most examples given were generalities, only a few business cases were referenced. Those few references had little to no details, yet anyone paying attention to business could have referenced numerous cloud computing uses dating back to the early 90's. Granted it was not called cloud computing then, but hard examples could have been used. Tied to the weak cloud computing examples was a seeming lack of practical business operations knowledge. Being a cloud computing primer book for business execs, an author must show a level of real world business savvy.
Jonathan Gilroy More than 1 year ago
Good
CGLoves2read More than 1 year ago
If the author's intent was to take a relatively simple concept, make it far more complex than necessary, just to impress the reader with his knowledge, while claiming to make it simple, he has succeeded famously. If the intent was to simplify an already simple concept, why did he not just say 'that it allows those using Cloud Computing to focus on the desired results, rather than on the tools it takes to get those results. In other words, worry about the letter not the word processor or typewritter; or sharing the sales figures rather than if the file is compaatible with a worldwide staff's software; or how to get a short term bump in resources without accumulating excessive long term overhead. This having been said, illustrations should be readable, and if one picture is worth 1000 words, why say it twice - eithr the picture of the words.
SN4KE More than 1 year ago
Contradictory and poorly written. Illustrations were useless on the Nook (finished reading on PC with Nook App.) Found better written, clearer information after a quick Google search. Don't waste your time, there are better explanations out there.
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The book tot me a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had questions about the "cloud" for some time. I haven't finished but it is enlightening.
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*eats spoon* Nomnom.
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Herman Yawn More than 1 year ago
informative!!! Thanks
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