Shedding Light on Cloud Computing [NOOK Book]

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.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
FREE

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011066894
  • Publisher: Gregor Petri
  • Publication date: 7/2/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 99,697
  • File size: 2 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


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 57 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(9)

3 Star

(11)

2 Star

(12)

1 Star

(14)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 58 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Terminology without substance

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Good

    Good

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 20, 2011

    poor excuse for a book intended to simplify an already simple concept

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Ya gets what ya pays for

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Hello

    The book tot me a lot

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Interesting! Try it.

    I've had questions about the "cloud" for some time. I haven't finished but it is enlightening.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Glutiny

    *eats spoon* Nomnom.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Recommend

    informative!!! Thanks

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Basic

    A bit TOO basic for me. Didn't really give me an idea of what I needed to know, but then, it was free...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 58 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)