A guide to managing cloud projects, Cloud Computing Strategies provides the understanding required to evaluate the technology and determine how it can be best applied to improve business and enhance your overall corporate strategy. Based on extensive research, it examines the opportunities and challenges that loom in the cloud. It explains exactly what cloud computing is, what it has to offer, and calls attention to the important issues management needs to consider before passing the point of no return regarding financial commitments.
Illustrated with numerous examples and case studies, the book examines security, privacy, data ownership, and data protection in the cloud. It also:
Whether you’re already in the cloud or just considering it, the text provides the unbiased understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of cloud computing needed to make informed decisions regarding its future in your organization. The book’s strength is that it supplies authoritative insight on everything needed to decide if you should make a transition to the cloud.
CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND THE IT USER COMMUNITY. The Cloud Computing Market. What Cloud Computing Has On Offer. STRATEGIC INFLECTION POINTS. USER ORGANIZATIONS OF CLOUD COMPUTING. Potential Customers of Cloud Technology. What User Organizations Should Know. Risks and Opportunities with the Cloud. Reengineering the User Organization. ANY-TO-ANY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLOUDS. Inside the Cloud of the Competitors. The Saga of an Open Architecture. Internet and Cloud Security. Cloud Reliability, Fault Tolerance and Response Time. CASE STUDIES ON CLOUD COMPUTING APPLICATIONS. Open Source Software and On-Demand Services. Leadership in Logistics. High Technology for Private Banking and Asset Management.