Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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A close look at cloud computing's transformational role in business

Covering cloud computing from what the business leader needs to know, this book describes how IT can nimbly ramp up revenue initiatives, positively impact business operations and costs, and how this allows business leaders to shed worry about technology so they can focus on their business. It also reveals the cloud's effect on corporate organization structures, the evolution of traditional IT in the global economy, potential benefits and risks of cloud models and most importantly, how the IT function is being rethought by companies today who are making room for the coming tidal wave that is cloud computing.

  • Why IT and business thinking must change to capture the full potential of cloud computing
  • Topics including emerging cloud solutions, data security, service reliability, the new role of IT and new business organization structures
  • Other titles by Hugos include: Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World and Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition

Practical and timely, this book reveals why it's worth every company's time and effort to exploit cloud computing's potential for their business's survival and success.

 

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Contents

The Evolution and Future of Corporate
1
The New Economics of Business
23
Contents
43
Data Security and Service Reliability
63
When and Where
83
The Transition from Managing Technology
101
Public Private and Hybrid Clouds
103
The Cloud Is a Platform for Managing
109
Four Technologies that Enable Responsive
115
Five Profit Enablers Driving
137
Contents
153
Global Implications of the Cloud
171
About the Authors
191
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Michael Hugos, Principal at the Center for Systems Innovation [c4si], writes, speaks and consults on strategies for IT and business agility and mentors development teams. He spent six years as CIO of a multibillion?dollar distribution cooperative developing a suite of supply chain and business systems, transforming the company's operations and revenue model. He won the CIO 100 Award and Premier 100 Award for his work, and is also author of Essentials of Supply Chain Management and Business Agility.DEREK HULITZKY, Vice President of Content Development at a global technology media company, is a keen industry watcher with an intense focus on how CIOs and companies manage their technology teams and responsibilities. A seasoned technology marketer, he is an accomplished event and panel moderator with?a rich background in technology content creation, audience development, and management.

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