Overview: “In Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, business strategy expert and former CIO Peter Fingar explains the main ideas of Cloud Computing in lay terms. Peter also does some old-fashioned reporting to bring together the ideas of the movers and shakers who are actively building the Cloud.
But this is not a technical book about Cloud Computing technologies; it’s a business book. It’s about what the Cloud portends for business … about transformation in the ways companies are managed … and about business models for the 21st century. It’s about how companies carry out their work in the Cloud instead of office buildings and skyscrapers, and how they deliver their “services” in the Cloud. It’s also about human interactions in the Cloud, and about the end of management and the rise of self-organizing, self-managed “Bioteams.”
Even more, it’s about unlocking human potential in business, about unleashing passion. All this points to your company’s future, and your future, set in the context of the biggest economic downturn since World War II. So ultimately, it’s about lighting a fire under all of us.”
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Dot Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform
February 18, 2009
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