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The ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras once said, “Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light,” an appropriate metaphor for coming to grips with the field of cloud computing, a confusing topic for many business professionals. Even management consultant Thomas M. Koulopoulos, an expert, spends his manual’s first 25 pages defining the cloud. He cautions readers that the cloud is neither synonymous with the Internet nor an offsite data center where you stash pictures and documents. getAbstract recommends his admirable explanation of how the “hyperconnectivity” of the cloud will influence how people work, play, learn, innovate and socialize in the near future. This guidebook will offer you clear, starry skies to help you navigate the cloud.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to optimize your firm’s use of the cloud;
  • How the cloud will affect how people live, work, learn, create and play; and
  • How to appreciate and exploit the opportunities in the cloud, today and in the future.

About the Author

Management consultant Thomas M. Koulopoulos founded the Delphi Group and writes about high tech and data. He also wrote The X-Economy and Smartsourcing.



Complete Connectivity
The world is “hyperconnected.” Social media, email and communications technology have raised person-to-person connections to a previously unimagined high. The technological links between machines and humans create a complex weave of great reach and magnitude. Geography...

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    Paul Long 5 years ago
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    Patrick Brigger 5 years ago
    It's exciting and clear: whoever has not yet embraced cloud based services should do so quickly! Interesting summary.

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