Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online by Michael Miller
Short overview of "Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing"
Cloud computing is actually a pretty simple concept, but one with lots of variations and ramifications. To help you better understand what cloud computing is and what it does, I’ve organized this book into four major parts:
Part I, “Understanding Cloud Computing,” is the place for you to start learning about cloud computing. I explain how cloud computing works and examine which types of users can best benefit from this new technology.
Part II, “Cloud Computing for Everyone,” examines the practical benefit of cloud computing for users in three different scenarios: in the family, in the community, and in the large organization.
Part III, “Using Cloud Services,” is an overview of various types of webbased applications. You’ll learn about cloud services for scheduling, contact management, project management, word processing, presentations, and other key applications.
Part IV, “Outside the Cloud: Other Ways to Collaborate Online,” moves beyond strict cloud computing to examine other Internet-based tools for group collaboration, including web email, instant messaging, social networks, online groupware, blogs, and wikis.
Taken together, the 20 chapters in this book provide an excellent overview of cloud computing. If you’re not sure what cloud computing is yet, you will be when you get done reading this book
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