The Grounding the Cloud leadership series focuses on people. We are the soft side of technology. Detailing the human element, the series highlights leaders within organizations large and small, from the public and private sectors as well as academia and not-for-profits. Steadily growing from a landscaper’s story to the United States Department of Agriculture, Grounding the Cloud: A leadership series looks at tactical cloud services and their ancillaries, utility computing and strategic shared services. At every level of business and government each of these are a resource multiplier.
Be sure to look for Grounding the Cloud: Big Data and the Alphabet of Security this fall. 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 the noise and jargon, 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, a 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.
Watch the Book Trailers
Basics and Brokerages
Big Data and the Alphabet of Security*
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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 fall of 2016.