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Bringing the Cloud down to Earth How to Choose, Launch, and Get the Most from Cloud Solutions for Your Business

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ISBN-10: 1933895349

ISBN-13: 9781933895345

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rhonda Abrams, Michael Dell

List price: $29.95
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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earthapproaches cloud, or SaaS, applications from the business—not the techie—side. Much differentiates this book from others on the topic. Most importantly, like all PlanningShop books, it is written in clear, compelling language with real-world advice and insight.This book helps growing businesses save money, significantly improve and simplify their business operations, and make informed choices on business applications. It covers everything from how to choose cloud applications and calculate potential return-on-investment, how to ensure security and privacy, how to train teams, how to take advantage of analytics, and much, much more. Bringing the Cloud Down to…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Planning Shop, The
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Rhonda Abrams was educated at Harvard and UCLA. Abrams has written a lively column about small business for Gannett News Service since 1992 which is distributed to 150 newspapers, with a combined circulation of 13 million. She also writes a monthly column, America's Business Planning Expert, for Costco's (the nation's sixth largest retailer) newsletter, which is distributed to its millions of small business members. Her book The Successful Business Plan sold 140,000 copies. Abrams is also an active public speaker, and has been invited to present occasional commentaries on business for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Abrams not only writes about business, she lives it. In…    

William Shawcross (born 28 May 1946, in Sussex, England) is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. Shawcross was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1995 he wrote and presented the three-part BBC television series Monarchy and in 2002, to tie-in with the Queen�s Golden Jubilee, he again wrote and presented a landmark four-part BBC television series, Queen and Country, a revealing and intimate portrait of the Queen, and an absorbing study of the changing face of monarchy and of Britain during the past half-century. He lives in London and…    

What is "The Cloud?"
Defining Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Silver Linings: Benefits of the Cloud
Showers Ahead? Concerns about the Cloud
Addressing Privacy and Security in the Cloud
Financial Considerations and Return on Investment (ROI)
Strategic Planning: Your Customized Journey to the Cloud
Ready, Set, Launch! Migrating to the Cloud
Integration: Sharing Data to Increase Business Intelligence
Analytics: Using Data to Improve Your Bottom Line
What's Ahead in the Cloud for Your Business?