Cloud computing has caused a marketing fog, confusing business executives seeking to understand the techlogy's potential applications and business benefits. A Quick-Start Guide to Cloud Computing cuts through the industry hype and provides n-technical explanations about what it is and how it can improve your business. With case studies from large and small business, it shows how enabling a remote workforce and sharing resources can reduce your organisation's carbon footprint. It describes: the benefits of cloud computing; how to choose the right supplier and techlogies for your particular business; key security issues and the perils and pitfalls to avoid. This Quick Start Guide puts business needs before techlogy, enabling you to make confident decisions about IT strategy, make the right choices for your business and reject 'solutions' that fix problems you don't have.
Mark Williams has been using and/or building advanced computing technologies for over 17 years. He managed the cloud computing business for a major ITC provider and is now a cloud computing consultant helping customers improve their business operations and processes using Internet technologies. He chaired the Cloud Computing World Forum event in July 2010