on September 13, 2010
This book is a must read!
It brings clarity in the on-going discussions on Cloud Computing, demystifying the current hype.
It gives a straight overview on what Cloud Computing is and isn't. And most important: it is about Enterprise Business, about Business Innovation.
I had the opportunity to work with one of the authors: Andy Mulholland, in Cloud Computing Events and discussions with Enterprise Business and IT Seniors.
In these challenging times, books like this are a guides to survive and excel with your Enterprise, creating new profit,
on November 17, 2010
This book is exactly what it claims to be, no more no less. Firstly, what this book is not - it is not a technical introduction to Cloud Computing, SOA, BPM or any of the other acronyms being thrown around lately. It is also not one author's viewpoint on these topics.
It is simply a comprehensive, up to the minute compendium of the state of the IT industry with respect to these new concepts and ideas. And in this respect it is brilliant. It provides an incredibly accurate account of the meaning behind the terms Cloud, SOA, BPM, SaaS, Social Networking, tweets and a dozen other buzzwords, painting a picture that is unified, and complete. How it manages to draw upon so many different viewpoints, from so many experts and SMEs and bring all of this information together to form a cohesive whole is impressive. But it does so. And in doing so this book captures how the IT industry is and will evolve around these issues at a strategic level - exactly as it promises on the cover. If you are a business leader wanting to see into the future, then the only thing that would make this book better is if it was spherical and made out of solid crystal.