To the Cloud Big Data in a Turbulent World

ISBN-10: 1612056164

ISBN-13: 9781612056166

Edition: 2014

Authors: Vincent Mosco
List price: $38.95
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Description: In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency activitiese"many of which occur eoein the cloudee"this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In clear prose, To the Cloud explores where the cloud originated, what it means, and how important it is for business, government, and citizens. It describes the intense competition among cloud companies like Amazon and Google, the spread of the cloud to government agencies like the controversial NSA, and the astounding growth of entire cloud cities in China. From advertising to trade shows, the cloud and big data are furiously marketed to the world, even as dark clouds loom over environmental, privacy, and employment issues that arise from the cloud. Is the cloud the long-promised information utility that will solve many of the worlde(tm)s economic and social problems? Or is it just marketing hype? To the Cloud provides the first thorough analysis of the potential and the problems of a technology that may very well disrupt the world.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Vincent Mosco is the Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society and Professor of Sociology at Queen's University

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