- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Robinson (26 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184901406X
- ISBN-13: 978-1849014069
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Brief Guide to Cloud Computing: An essential guide to the next computing revolution. (Brief Histories) Paperback – 26 Aug 2010
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Barnatt brings admirable clarity to this nebulous topic (New Scientist)
An essential introduction to the next revolution in computing and how it will affect businesses and consumers.See all Product description
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Great stuff - a great book
Christopher Barnatt provides a guide into the World of Cloud Computing which is clear and easy to understand.
He covers many parts that make up Cloud Computing and provide excellent and relevant examples.
While I knew a little about Cloud Computing, Christopher's book has provided a much deeper insight into this subject. The index at the back of the book is a handy guide if you want to look at some of the applications which are available, some we may know already but others are there to be explored.
This is one of the best IT books I've read in quite a while and it's well worth having in your library.
A really well written book that also seems to be aimed at IT decision makers and business owners rather than students, which means that you can really see how to use this in your own business. It's definitely not trying to tell you what to do but to think about the opportunities/threats that the next few years will throw at all of us.
This book explores and explains what the Cloud is, how it can be used and makes some suggestions for the future.
It achieves this without using any technical jargon. It is very easy to read and breaks the subject down into manageable parts.
I not only recommend this book but suggest it is essential reading.
It is also obvious that the author is a futurist. He sometimes takes us readers with him in what-could-be guesses of the future. You may agree or you won't but the author draws upon recent IT history to find analogies to prove his point.
In several parts of the book the author explicitly addresses non-IT managers. In fact, in my opinion this is the book's ideal readership.
On reflection though, despite all Christopher Barnatt's foresight there's one thing missing: the opportunity for criminals to clean out the unsuspecting cloud user. The book only has fleeting references to possible abuse. It would have been even better had there been an equal amount of effort put into imagining how criminals might defraud individuals, businesses and governments.
It is definitely one of the best technology books, I have read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book really gives a great insight into cloud computing. I bought this book because I am not very technically minded but wanted an idea into what cloud computing is really... Read morePublished on 16 Oct. 2014 by Wakey
More related to business than home use so would rather have a more elementary book
this is a nice book to read well lead out in colour and just what you need to understand your read.Published on 19 Mar. 2014 by PETER ANGELO SIMMONS