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on June 6, 2012
I have been getting involved with "cloud" issues in my career for the last couple of years. What I had struggled to find is something that I can pass on to executives to explain what it means from the a business perspective -- the impact it has on competitive strategy, on go-to-market plans, on partner and customer collaboration, etc.

Everything has either been so tech-oriented as to be irrelevant to an executive audience (and frankly most of that I have read on the techie front reads like it was written by a junior copywriter their first year out of school) or it is so high level and puffy with cliche cloud metaphors like "the cloud is going to rain on your parade, can you find the silver lining..."

In contrast, this is the first book I have seen which goes beyond the cliche metaphors, beyond stating the obvious (yeah the Internet continues to change everything, let's move on) yet stays above the fray of data center virtualization and other yawners -- and actually delivers tangible, relatable and actionable information.

The chapter on 'Cloud Economics' is something you can hand to any business executive and get their attention, and understanding. But 'Innovation in the Cloud' is a really a useful primer for understanding and explaining how cloud as a concept and as a collective set of capabilities really can transform business. The bottom line, if your goal is to understand where this is all going (cloud, mobile, social, post-PC interweb, et al.) and you're looking for more concrete info than how to configure a VMware virtual farm, then I highly recommend this book.
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VINE VOICEon May 10, 2013
This is one of those books that can really open your eyes to the amazing future and the style and depth of subject matter from the author is enlightening. I highly recommend this book to tech people in addition to investors who want to figure out the great technologies of tomorrow. Awesome stuff !!!
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on September 24, 2012
Very simple to understand explanation of "The Cloud" which goes way beyond cloud storage. He explains what the cloud really means and how business as we know it is changing at a rapid speed before our eyes. Hold on to your seat and read this book or be left behind in the dust......
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on September 6, 2012
Highly recommended for anyone interested in evolution of cloud technologies and solutions for business and life. Very good coverage of history, state of the art, and future of cloud concepts and solutions. Nicely written with excellent use cases.
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