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Cloud computing [Kindle Edition]

BCS The Chartered Institute for IT
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Cloud computing is considered to be one of the main business drivers for growth and innovation, and a global survey by Gartner listed cloud computing as one of the top three technology priorities for CIOs in 2012. Yet debate continues around its real benefits, security and data protection issues. The articles in this ebook look at different aspects of cloud computing, from strategic and infrastructure considerations to legal and security issues, aiming to provide practical advice and a clearer picture of its benefits and drawbacks.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 75 pages
  • Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (19 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007N0PKDW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cheap and quick to read. Worth the money. 9 Oct 2012
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This is a collection of essays by different authors on introductory-level aspects on cloud computing. Very little editing has gone on, so there is a lot of overlap in the first few sections and it can get a bit monotonous. However, this is maybe not a bad thing if you just wanted to get a feel for the landscape and terminology. The best part of the book is the last section, which tackles security and legal aspects. This part is quite detailed, where the earlier parts of the book seem to involve quite a bit of vague hand-waving.

I would have liked to have seen more on the API/mashup aspect of Cloud Computing, since adding value through consuming different services seems to me a rather powerful opportunity which is not discussed here. Rather, the text focuses on the more mainstream aspects of cloud-based storage, applications and databases, and the rather obvious advantages of saving money by buying less server infrastructure and fewer software licences yourself.

In summary, not a bad introductory read if you just want to get a feel for the jargon and the issues. It's exceptionally cheap for Kindle and probably takes less than 2 hours to read, so the investment to really low for some useful content. Buy it and skim-read for the best bits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very specific 14 July 2013
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Brief introduction to idea and application of cloud storage and computing but no attempt to help you join the users.
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The book is an easy read as it explains the terms very easily. I had hoped to learn more in-depth about cloud computing and how it is set up. But I am glad I read it and it is a good book for students studying A level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the future... 28 April 2012
By Bill Raley - Published on Amazon.com
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Cloud computing is the future in computing. Don't overlook or ignore it. This book provides some of the knowledge about the things you're facing and will be facing about this exciting advance in your computing future. Don't get left behind! An easy to read and easy to understand book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 4 May 2013
By davey la - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written, easy to understand and interesting. Worth pointing out that it's written by Brits and the examples given of companies using the cloud and the spokespeople quoted are all from UK businesses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cloud Computing 7 Feb 2013
By owen - Published on Amazon.com
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Please don't sleep on this book. Very valued information. This is a must read book. This a very fast read, when you start, you would not wantto drop it until you finished the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some useful information. 2 May 2012
By Mark J. Welch - Published on Amazon.com
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While this isn't an exciting or engaging read, it is a useful collection of ideas, issues and ideas relevant to businesses considering shifting activity to "the cloud." Somewhat stilted wording will make this a difficult read for some.
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