The Silver Lining of Cloud Computing


by Vivek Ratna

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Confused about the Cloud?

The Silver Lining of Cloud Computing explains Cloud Computing in succinct, straightforward, practical language and shows readers how to embrace the possibilities inherent in this paradigm shift


“A clear and simple read with a common sense approach. Great for the executive who just wants to know what all the buzz is about and be armed to ask the right questions.”
~Stewart Hair, over twenty years of IT services leadership at EDS and HP


Changes in technology often cause confusion, and such is the case with Cloud Computing. The terminology alone leaves many business leaders befuddled, but the newly released book by Vivek Ratna titled The Silver Lining of Cloud Computing demystifies the confusion and shows readers how to exploit the opportunities inherent within the Cloud.


In this succinct, eighty-page book containing numerous colorful graphics, Ratna, a thirty-year leader in the IT industry, helps business users understand that Cloud Computing is more a paradigm shift of existing technologies than a new technology, concept, or creation.


In clear language, The Silver Lining of Cloud Computing clarifies Cloud Computing and its minefield of confusing terms, definitions, acronyms, and complexities. The book then explores Cloud Computing’s likely benefits and future effects on global organizations and the IT landscape before offering a suggested roadmap for incorporating it.


While healthy skepticism exists regarding concerns over security risks, latency, reliability, privacy, regulatory compliance, and governance, Ratna explains that Cloud Computing is becoming a formidable force to contend with and offers significant benefits, especially to small- to medium-sized businesses that now have access to technologies, hardware, and software that were previously cost prohibitive.


He comments, “Cloud Computing is likely to change the way we work and live, but there is utter confusion on this whole paradigm shift. The Silver Lining of Cloud Computingprovides baseline knowledge together with critical insights that help readers make more informed decisions and move forward while embracing and exploiting this exciting technology.”


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Author:Dr. Vivek Ratna is an international practicing consultant, speaker, author, and technology advisor to for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations. A results-focused senior executive, he applies his over thirty years of experience in Information Technology and consulting with the Big 4 to his writings and practical seminars.