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Kevin T. McDonald is Senior Information Technology Analyst and Cloud Strategist for ICF International, Inc, a global consultancy based in Washington, DC. Mr. McDonald is an imaginative IT security and project leader with over twenty five years of industry and government experience. He specializes in Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Security and Business Continuity Planning and has published and spoken in a variety of venues.

He is a member of the Tech America Cloud Computing Committee and the IAC-ACT Cross-SIG Cloud Computing in Government committee and the Cloud Security Alliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis degree from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursing graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

McDonald holds Certifications from ISC² as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), from ISACA as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), from the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from Disaster Recovery Institute International.

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Kevin T. McDonald is a Senior Information Technology Analyst and Cloud Strategist for ICF International, Inc, a global consultancy based in Washington, DC. Mr. McDonald is an imaginative IT security and project leader with over twenty five years of industry and government experience. He specializes in Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Security and Business Continuity Planning and has published and spoken in a variety of venues. He is a member of the Tech America Cloud Computing Committee and the IAC-ACT Cross-SIG Cloud Computing in Government committee and the Cloud Security Alliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis degree from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursing graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. McDonald holds Certifications from ISCA as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), from ISACA as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), from the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from Disaster Recovery Institute International.

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Very Good book to introduce you to "The Cloud" 1 Mar 2014
By James Shelton - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy read and explains the cloud in layman terms. This is a good book to introduce you to cloud concepts.
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Comprehensive Overview 15 Sep 2010
By Ruth Fisher - Published on Amazon.com
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Above the Clouds provides a comprehensive introduction to the benefits and risks associated with transitioning to cloud computing. The text is written in a clear, easy-to-read manner and is perfect for anyone interested in gaining a basic, relatively non-technical understanding of the issues. An important feature of the book is that it provides readers with specific issues to consider and questions to ask when considering transitioning their businesses to the clouds.
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A Good Overview of the Cloud Environment 1 Oct 2010
By HH, Chevy Chase, MD - Published on Amazon.com
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For a book entitled Above the Clouds, Kevin McDonald had written a very down to earth and practical introduction to cloud computing. This book is well organized and offers a quick way to get up to speed on a very expansive topic. I found this book very helpful in dispelling a few misconceptions I had about cloud computing. My organization is moving toward a Cloud environment and I have recommended this book to work collogues who would like to learn more about it.
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A must read for your C-level team 1 Sep 2010
By dacwdc - Published on Amazon.com
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I will be giving copies of Above the Clouds to my clients that need a baseline understanding of all-things-cloud. The book is a good source for executives who are not 'into' the technology but need to understand it so they can be part of the discussions and decision making process as cloud issues relate to business objectives.
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Thoughtful review of cloud computing 6 Aug 2010
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Kevin McDonald's discussion of the benefits of cloud computing is lively and comprehensive. His language is straightforward and geared to managers who are looking into the merits of cloud computing. This book covers several aspects of cloud computing, including a definition and its advantages over traditional methods of handling IT demands. It focuses especially well on issues for small to medium organizations and agencies, such as the usual strains on IT staff who are balancing training in new technology with "putting out fires". Very useful book for evaluating this type of data management.
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