Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution: How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business and Why You Can't Afford to Be Left Behind

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July 23, 2010


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0071742271 / 9780071742276

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Lead your business into the future using “on-demand” computer platforms

The business world is abuzz with the revolutionary new technology of cloud computing. But that’s all it’s been—a buzz—until now.

Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution provides the practical information you need to position your company for the future. Using the game-changing technology of cloud computing, employees of any rank can provision themselves with only the computing power they need. What used to be an enormous investment and take up IT departments’ precious time will now be accomplished with the swipe of a credit card.

Arming you with the critical understanding of how the cloud is going to dramatically transform the world of business, Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution:

  • Spells out all the benefits of cloud computing
  • Reveals how to become a leadership example regarding cloud issues
  • Helps you formulate an effective cloud strategy
  • Use the cloud for drastically improving your company’s bottom line

If you run a large business, cloud computing will save you huge money; if you’re a small business owner, it enables you to utilize previously cost-prohibitive platforms. So if you want to compete in the future, you can’t afford to miss Management Strategies for Cloud Computing.

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About the Author
Charles Babcock
has been reporting on the major trends in computing for the past 20 years. He currently serves as editor-at-large at InformationWeek, covering the business application of Web services, virtualization, cloud computing and other topics of interest as they come up. He writes major features and cover stories for InformationWeek, daily stories for its Web site,, and blogs regularly on related topics. He has also been integral in their transtition to the web. He is the former Software Editor and Technical Editor of Computerworld and editor-in-chief of Digital News.

He has been the winner of $400 William Randolph Hearst journalism scholarships for two years in a row in a national competition (third place, investigative reporting; fourth, editorial writing). He was also part of a team of three at InteractiveWeek that won the Jesse Neal award for business writing for an in-depth look at a failed effort to revamp computing systems at McDonalds Corp.

Babcock gives talks at user groups of software companies. He moderates or sits in on panels at shows, such as the Open Source Business Conference. He organizes, hosts and speaks at InformationWeek-organized Webinars on virtualization and cloud computing. Over the course of a year, he speaks to 800-1,200 people in various settings. He also appears in a regular show of video recorded interviews on Silicon Valley topics, called ValleyView, aired on the InformationWeek Web site.

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