Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models (Paperback) Timothy Chou (Author)
Book Description: Cloud computing is the third major wave of computing following client-server and mainframe computing. This introductory text is designed for a class focused on the technology student who is interested in business and for the business student interested in the next major step in computing. The book starts by identifying seven business models that range from traditional all the way to the Internet. Within this context a five level cloud service stack is outlined and described. Finally the issues central to any new cloud business are discussed: sales, marketing, finance and human resources.
Based on a series of lectures at Stanford University this book discusses cloud computing from a business perspective. It serves as an excellent, easy-to-read, introduction for anyone who builds, sells or purchases application, platform, compute&storage or data center cloud services. The book is full of examples and stories from many of the leaders in the field. You'll be amused to even find a story about Brad and Angelina.
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