An absolute must-listen for every CIO, On Top of the Cloud takes you into the heads of smart, talented, and experienced CIOs who are trying to figure out the best ways to take advantage of the cloud and make it work for their organizations.
Author Hunter Muller reveals how the cloud is changing the way we consume IT, leverage existing infrastructure, and deploy technology to provide essential services that help competitive organizations win new customers and open new markets.
Packed with exclusive, in-depth interviews with top executives who are "in the cloud" at major corporations including IBM, Microsoft, Coca- Cola, Avon, Boeing, Baker Hughes, McKesson, Flextronics, Salesforce.com, VMware, Wells Fargo, and Toyota, On Top of the Cloud explores:
As the scope of the cloud grows, its value and potential grow as a fundamentally new model for enabling business transformation in rapidly changing markets. If you're a CIO and you aren't tapping into the power of the cloud, you're giving your competitors the upper hand. Discover how your business can harness the benefits of the cloud and boost its bottom line with Hunter Muller's On Top of the Cloud.
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A brief discussion of virtualization and other solutions leading to the cloud revolution. Public clouds are the focus on the home front but business continues to focus on public clouds due to increased control and security. Muller does a good job of covering the technology at a layman's level and giving hints at what the future might hold.
I understand that blatant marketing ploys would have been more upfront. This piece advertised as unbiased was ultimately not. There were moments through the audio I found myself thinking... I just heard that. There were more moments as I got into hour 2 where it became I JUST HEARD THAT! Being in the technology sector I thought this book valuable (and I just might read 'The Transformational CIO') but the redundancy could have been reduced. The audio could be condensed into an hour an a half; max. SFDC undertones and other software company success stories made this read more like a brochure I should have received while expecting a demo.
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