Business in the Cloud

Product Description

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
  • 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.

From the Back Cover - Praise for BUSINESS IN THE CLOUD

"In Business in the Cloud, Michael Hugos and Derek Hulitzky explain the many changes that cloud computing is bringing to technology, organizations, and industry ecosystems.? Their book is a tutorial written in simple language to help readers understand the potential of the cloud to transform every industry in the years ahead.? Business in the Cloud is highly recommended for anyone who wants to take advantage of the many opportunities being brought by cloud computing to business and society."
—Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology; Strategic Advisor, Citigroup; Visiting Professor, MIT; Visiting Professor, Imperial College

"Business in the Cloud is a concise but informative insight into cloud computing, is a great tutorial to quickly educate yourself (without vendor biases) on the options and capabilities of cloud computing, and should be read by all business and IT leaders responsible for their organization's infrastructure."
—Dan Agronow, Chief Technology Officer, The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. (TWCi)

"Business in the Cloud is an excellent resource to help business leaders think through the practical implications of how to best leverage the technical infrastructure required to thrive in the 21st century."
—Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer, United States Tennis Association; Founder, CIO Bench Coach, LLC

"A comprehensive work covering all facets to consider for the delivery of business solutions, opportunities, and customer satisfaction,?Business in the Cloud?is a must read for all business executives tasked with leading in today's technology-mandated world."
—Michael J. Twohig, Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

"Business in the Cloud does a great job of translating the real life thinking and effort required to adopt cloud computing—and captures the profound change potential across technology infrastructure, applications, and IT professionals."
—David Giambruno, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Revlon; 2009 CTO of the Year – InfoWorld