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by Tom Koulopoulos,Jim Champy

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Author: Tom Koulopoulos,Jim Champy
ISBN: 1937134091
ISBN13: 978-1937134099
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 18, 2012)
Pages: 280
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Tom does it once again with his new book Cloud Surfing. Entertaining, educational, and a perspective changer

Tom does it once again with his new book Cloud Surfing. Entertaining, educational, and a perspective changer. Carlos Dominguez, SVP Cisco Systems and The Tech Nowist). Thomas Koulopoulos is the founder of the Delphi Group, which for 20 years has been providing thought leadership to global organizations on the intersection of business and technology.

When people hear the Cloud, they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. 3 5 Author: Tom Koulopoulos Narrator: Tom Koulopoulos. When people hear the Cloud, they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud has grown: it represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization.

Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think about Risk, Innovation, Scale & Success.

When people hear the Cloud, they think of cloud computing and salesforce. Cloud Surfing artfully captures the first major megatrend of our century and shows us a world where hyperconnectivity is the new norm. Andy Zynga, CEO, NineSigma) Tom Koulopoulos is the prognosticator of cloud-based computing, and Cloud Surfing is his crystal ball!

Tom Koulopoulos is chairman of the Boston-based global futures think tank Delphi Group, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.

Tom Koulopoulos is chairman of the Boston-based global futures think tank Delphi Group, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc.

Thomas Koulopoulos is the founder of the Delphi Group, which for 20 years has been providing thought leadership to global organizations on the intersection of business and technology. Named one of the industry’s most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, he is a recognized author on the subject, frequently appearing in national and international print and broadcast media, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN, and NPR.

book by Tom M. Koulopoulos. When people hear ?the Cloud, they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. When people hear "the Cloud," they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today.

Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale & Success (Social Century) 2012.

Chairman of the Think Tank Delphi Group; Business Author, Visionary Leader & Authority on Changing Technology. Thomas M. Koulopoulos is President and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank and advisory firm. Mr. Koulopoulos’ ten books include "The Gen Z Effect;" "Cloud Surfing;" "The Innovation Zone;" and "Corporate Instinct. Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale & Success (Social Century) 2012. The Innovation Zone: How Great Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing Success 2009. Smartsourcing: Driving Innovation And Growth Through Outsourcing 2006.

Tom Koulopoulos, Jim Champy. Routledge Published June 18, 2012 Reference - 280 Pages ISBN 9781937134099 - CAT Y317950. The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. The Cloud is ?where your kids go to dive into online play.

Cloud Surfing A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success. Social century series. Jim Champy (foreword) Tom Koulopoulos. Tom Koulopoulos, leader, futurist, and author of eight business books on the intersection of business and technology, is uniquely qualified to explain the Cloud to us. He walks us through the characteristics of the Cloud that businesses and individuals will need to be aware of, and take advantage of, including such concepts as: Truth in the Cloud: How transparency will keep us honest. Innovation in the Cloud: How the way we create will be redefined.

When people hear "the Cloud," they think of cloud computing, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud has grown: it represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization. The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. The Cloud is ?where your kids go to dive into online play. It's where you meet and make friends in social networks. It's where companies find the next big idea. It's where political campaigns are won and lost. Cloud Surfing is the groundbreaking book that will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud and how to embrace its possibilities.
Comments to eBook Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale Success (Social Century)
Kecq
I have been getting involved with "cloud" issues in my career for the last couple of years. What I had struggled to find is something that I can pass on to executives to explain what it means from the a business perspective -- the impact it has on competitive strategy, on go-to-market plans, on partner and customer collaboration, etc.

Everything has either been so tech-oriented as to be irrelevant to an executive audience (and frankly most of that I have read on the techie front reads like it was written by a junior copywriter their first year out of school) or it is so high level and puffy with cliche cloud metaphors like "the cloud is going to rain on your parade, can you find the silver lining..."

In contrast, this is the first book I have seen which goes beyond the cliche metaphors, beyond stating the obvious (yeah the Internet continues to change everything, let's move on) yet stays above the fray of data center virtualization and other yawners -- and actually delivers tangible, relatable and actionable information.

The chapter on 'Cloud Economics' is something you can hand to any business executive and get their attention, and understanding. But 'Innovation in the Cloud' is a really a useful primer for understanding and explaining how cloud as a concept and as a collective set of capabilities really can transform business. The bottom line, if your goal is to understand where this is all going (cloud, mobile, social, post-PC interweb, et al.) and you're looking for more concrete info than how to configure a VMware virtual farm, then I highly recommend this book.
Granijurus
This is one of those books that can really open your eyes to the amazing future and the style and depth of subject matter from the author is enlightening. I highly recommend this book to tech people in addition to investors who want to figure out the great technologies of tomorrow. Awesome stuff !!!
Ckelond
Highly recommended for anyone interested in evolution of cloud technologies and solutions for business and life. Very good coverage of history, state of the art, and future of cloud concepts and solutions. Nicely written with excellent use cases.
Kanrad
Very simple to understand explanation of "The Cloud" which goes way beyond cloud storage. He explains what the cloud really means and how business as we know it is changing at a rapid speed before our eyes. Hold on to your seat and read this book or be left behind in the dust......
Onoxyleili
In the Introduction, Thomas Koulopoulos asks, what is the "single greatest phenomenon contributing to global growth, prosperity, and social and political change over the past two hundred years?" I don't what your answer is but mine was wrong. "It is the dramatic increase in connections. Not just an increase in person-to-person connections [but also] an increase in connections between every machine, device, process, and person." What Koulopoulos has in mind - and addresses in this book - involves more, far more than a network of computers "that can be used in the same way as an electric utility." His purpose is to examine and explain a variety of forces "that are driving fundamental changes in behavior for individuals, businesses, and nations."

Koulopoulos provides a wealth of information, insights, and counsel to help prepare his reader to understand issues and achieve strategic objectives such as these:

o What the cloud is...and isn't
o The cloud's most promising potentialities
o The evolution of different cloud models (e.g. "time to community") How each model can deliver value over time
o How to manage the "pull-driven" framework of personalization
o Key considerations: transparency, security, and trust
o How and why mobility is a "killer app"
o Multi-derivative forms of innovation
o The relevance of commerce to alignment of investments, value, and risk
o Cloudsourcing's most promising options and opportunities

I agree with Koulopoulos, "The greatest possession in the coming century will be the community and the connections we form within the cloud." It is important to keep in mind how much more time and effort will be needed as the human race makes its way to what the cloud represents, "the extremities of markets and the economy to which the power has been slowly but surely shifting for centuries." Thomas Koulopoulos concludes his brilliant book with a bold, compelling vision: "Why not move the power further into the hands of the people who make up the communities, to amplify their voices and ambitions well beyond today's constraints?"

Why not indeed.
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