From the Inside Flap
How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise
"If your company depends on data—and it's hard to imagine a company that doesn't—you need a cloud strategy, today. Maybe 10 or 20 years from now, we'll invent a newer technology that will make the cloud obsolete. That day will come, no doubt. But for now, smart money is betting on the cloud."
—Hunter Muller, from On Top of the Cloud
An absolute must-read for every CIO, On Top of the Cloud takes you into the heads of smart, talented, and experienced CIOs who are trying to figure out the best ways to take advantage of the cloud and make it work for their organizations.
Author Hunter Muller reveals how the cloud is changing the way we consume IT, leverage existing infrastructure, and deploy technology to provide essential services that help competitive organizations win new customers and open new markets.
Packed with exclusive, in-depth interviews with top executives who are "in the cloud" at major corporations including IBM, Microsoft, Coca- Cola, Avon, Boeing, Baker Hughes, McKesson, Flextronics, Salesforce.com, VMware, Wells Fargo, and Toyota, On Top of the Cloud explores:
Learning from listening
Why IT does matter
Articulating the value of technology
The customer-focused CIO
Bringing innovation to the surface
Governance and due diligence in the cloud
As the scope of the cloud grows, its value and potential grow as a fundamentally new model for enabling business transformation in rapidly changing markets. If you're a CIO and you aren't tapping into the power of the cloud, you're giving your competitors the upper hand. Discover how your business can harness the benefits of the cloud and boost its bottom line with Hunter Muller's On Top of the Cloud.