The Grounding the Cloud series compartmentalizes many of the rather esoteric ideas surrounding cloud operations (tactical cloud services, utility computing, strategic shared services) and brings clarity to the task of migrating organizations large and small into the modern era of cloud computing by highlighting stories of real people doing real jobs solving real problems as they manage the techno-cultural shift to cloud based services.
Be sure to look for Grounding the Cloud: Big Data and the Alphabet of Security this summer. The curtain is rising soon!
Book I, Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages finds our muse Ben Franklin withstanding a lightning storm in his quest for knowledge then comparing the utility of cloud computing to electricity. Breaking through clouds of confusion, readers become comfortable as they discover that a cloud services brokerage is the key to organizational success in the 21st Century.
In the Buckeye State we meet fellow Ohioan Joe Drake, small business owner of JFD Landscapes, who tells us about his cloud journey. Tony Jones, the technical director of Alan Black Enterprises in Dayton, gives his insight into transitioning a regional conglomerate from old school technology to cloud-based solutions. Bill Wilson, Cleveland State University CIO, further exposes the soft side of technology with a tale of finger wagging and the human element.
Returning to Ohio we head to Hyland, creator of OnBase, to meet with cloud evangelists Dave Jones and Glenn Gibson. Dave speaks from his home office in Hereford, England and Glenn is in Westlake outside of Cleveland. The two talk about driving a cultural shift to the cloud within their organization and the practicalities of Big Data and Security in this new world order.
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Basics and Brokerages
Thank you for your interest in the Grounding the Cloud series. Be sure to look for Grounding the Cloud: Big Data and the Alphabet of Security in the summer of 2016..