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  • 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)
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Barnatt brings admirable clarity to this nebulous topic (New Scientist)

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An essential introduction to the next revolution in computing and how it will affect businesses and consumers.

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I bought about 10 books on Cloud Computing as I needed to `hit the ground running' for a position which covered everything to do with Cloud Computing and SaaS (or XaaS as I should say). Despite the rather dull cover this book is an excellent read and covers many issues related to Cloud Computing with excellent examples and a broad range of subjects. It's not weighty or over technical and covers many of the basic points well. I'd actually completed my Masters on delivering government services online and thought I'd replace achademic bulk with real-life examples. This book is easy to read and relevant. It covers current Cloud applications, various industry services and some related and fascinating subjects such as the green benefits of using Cloud.

Great stuff - a great book
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Having read this book, I can only say that if you want to know about Cloud Computing, this book is where you start.

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.
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I will be brief.

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.
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I am one of the people that found Christopher's vids and website via a YouTube search/connection one morning looking to try and find a little bit more out about Cloud Computing. His easy to watch introduction vids led me to buying his book and I'm glad that I did. In fact it has to be my surprise book purchase of the year in that it is easy to read but leads you into thinking about the future of 'computing' in a way that takes you gently from your (certainly mine) way of thinking and into the new landscape.

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.
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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 about. This book talks to you in plain English and not in jargon which is handy if, like me, you are not the most gifted when it comes to computers
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This is a great introduction for anyone new to cloud computing. Now I know a modest amount about it already but this book covers all the basics and is really great at giving the potential uses and removing the myths about cloud computing. Some of the application examples are now a bit out of date (2010) but the overall material is fantastic. A recommended read.
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I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read Nicholas Carr's book which was a great primer but this book really bootstrapped my knowledge and understanding of topic.

Thank you!!
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if you are looking for technical data, that's not your book.

if your aim is to have an idea of cloud computing with no technical details, and your knowledge about cloud computing is low, maybe that's your book
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