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Cloud Computing

e-Book: Primer on Software as a Service (SaaS)

This e-book provides an in-depth introduction to software as a service (SaaS) and underlying concepts that CIOs must understand before they embark upon their cloud journey. MUST Read! (100 pages) This e-book helps answer the following questions: What is software

e-Book: Why Cloud Computing?

This e-book discusses cloud computing fits in to enterprise computing and creates more value for the business. (50 pages)

e-Book: What is Cloud Computing?

This e-book provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing explaining core concepts that CIOs must understand before they embark upon their cloud journey. MUST Read! (100 pages)

e-Book: Managing Trust in the Cloud

This analysis explores the mechanisms to maintain control over cloud computing. This is a good discussion for the CIO to follow because control is critical to ensuring the delivery of value from cloud computing. (100 pgs)

Case Study – IT Capability Assessment

This case study, conducted by a consulting firm, illustrates how to conduct an assessment of key aspects of an organization IT capability. The results can then be analyzed to make decisions about fixing things, moving things to the cloud or other steps to make it more effective and efficient. MUST Read. (150 pages)

Case Study – Implementing Cloud Computing

This case study explores the key decisions related to the implementation of cloud computing. An excellent discussion for the CIO who wants to understand the business and technical issues related to cloud computing. (150 pages)

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