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A Quick Start Guide to Cloud Computing: Moving Your Business into the Cloud (New Tools for Business)
Cloud computing has caused a marketing fog, confusing business executives seeking to understand the technology's potential applications and business benefits. A Quick-Start Guide to Cloud Computing cuts through the industry hype and provides non-technical explanations about what it is and how it can improve your business.With case studies from large and small business, it shows how enabling a remote workforce and sharing resources can reduce your organisation's carbon footprint. It describes: the benefits of cloud computing; how to choose the right supplier and technologies for your particular business; key security issues and the perils and pitfalls to avoid.This Quick Start Guide puts business needs before technology, enabling you to make confident decisions about IT strategy, make the right choices for your business and reject 'solutions' that fix problems you don't have.
Published by: Kogan Page | Publication date: 10/03/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 152 pages

Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing
Your organization can save and thrive in the cloud with this first non-technical guide to cloud computing for business leaders In less than a decade Google, Amazon, and went from unknown ideas to powerhouse fixtures in the economic landscape; in even less time offerings such as Linkedin, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and many others also carved out important roles; in less than five years Apple's iTunes became the largest music retailer in North America. They all share one key strategic decision – each of these organizations chose to harness the power of cloud computing to power their drives to dominance. With roots in supercomputing and many other technical disciplines, cloud computing is ushering in an entirely new economic reality – technology-enabled enterprises built on low cost, flexible, and limitless technical infrastructures. The Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing reveals how you can apply the power of cloud computing throughout your enterprise, giving members of the C-suite a detailed look at:
  • Why cloud computing must be a top priority on your company's IT roadmaps
  • How the drive for scale, lower costs and greater agility is making cloud computing a fiscal and technological imperative
  • The relationship between cloud computing and other relevant IT initiatives
  • The strategic implications of cloud computing for the enterprise
  • Where to begin and how to get started integrating cloud computing into your existing operations
Now you can harness cloud computing's potential for your organization. Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing shows you how.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 03/25/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 309 pages

Cloud Computing: Concepts and Practices
This book provides readers with an overview of Cloud Computing, starting with historical background on mainframe computers and early networking protocols, leading to current concerns such as hardware and systems security, performance, emerging areas of IoT, Edge Computing etc.  Readers will benefit from the in-depth discussion of cloud computing usage and the underlying architecture, with focus on best practices for using a dynamic cloud infrastructure, cloud operations management and cloud security.  The authors explain carefully the “why’s and how’s” of Cloud Computing, so engineers will find this book and invaluable introduction to the topic.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 03/23/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 269 pages

Learning SAP Analytics Cloud: Collaborate, predict and solve business intelligence problems with cloud computing
Key Features
  • Predict new opportunities and risks in a few mouse clicks
  • Eliminate complexity with tools that let you plan, analyze, and collaborate in context—in real time
  • Discover, visualize, plan, and predict in a single product with agile BI tools
Book DescriptionThe book starts with the basics of SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud) and exposes almost every significant feature a beginner needs to master. Packed with illustrations and short, essential, to-the-point descriptions, the book provides a unique learning experience. Your journey of exploration starts with a basic introduction to the SAP Analytics Cloud platform. You will then learn about different segments of the product, such as Models, Stories, Digital Boardroom, and so on. Then, you are introduced to the product's interface: the Home screen, the main menu, and more. Then comes the hands-on aspect of the book, which starts with model creation. Next, you learn how to utilize a model to prepare different types of stories(reports) with the help of charts, tables, Geo Maps, and more. In the final chapters of this book, you will learn about Digital Boardroom, Collaboration, and Administration.What you will learn
  • A clear understanding of SAP Analytics Cloud platform
  • Create data models using different data sources, including Excel and text files .
  • Present professional analyses using different types of charts, tables, geo maps, and more
  • Using stories, drill up and down instantly to analyze data from various angles
  • Share completed stories with other team members or compile them in SAP Digital Boardroom agendas for presentation to major stakeholders
  • Export the results of a story to a PDF file
  • Save time by planning, analyzing, predicting, and collaborating in context
  • Discover, visualize, plan, and predict in one product as opposed to separate solutions
About the AuthorRiaz Ahmed is an IT professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field. He started his career in the early 1990s as a programmer and has been employed in a wide variety of information technology positions, including analyst programmer, system analyst, project manager, data architect, database designer, and senior database administrator. Currently, he is working as the head of IT for a group of companies. His core areas of interest include web-based development technologies, business intelligence, and databases. Riaz possesses extensive experience in database design and development. He has worked intensively with almost all the major RDBMSs in the market today. During his career, he designed and implemented numerous databases for a wide range of applications, including ERP.Table of Contents
  • Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
  • Models in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
  • Planning Model and Connections
  • Creating Stories Using Charts
  • Adding KPIs and Filters to Stories
  • Analyzing Data using Geo Maps and ScatterPlot Chart
  • Working with Tables and Applying Ranking
  • Creating Events and Tasks Workflow with Collaboration Stories
  • Digital Boardroom
  • System Administration
  • Author: Riaz Ahmed
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 07/10/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 420 pages

    Your Small Business Needs The Cloud: A simple, jargon free, quick guide to cloud computing
    It has never been a better time for the Small to Medium size business to consider moving their IT functions to the Cloud. Cloud Computing allows SME's access to the type of IT services, until now have only been available to large enterprises. The cost savings, flexibility and yes, security that Cloud Computing offers, makes it an easy choice for the owner/manager to at least give some serious consideration to moving to the Cloud. But what is Cloud Computing? Well, unlike many other guides on this subject, this is a short, jargon free guide that will provide you with vital information sufficient to allow you to make a sound business judgement as whether moving to the Cloud would be suitable for your Business. There are a number of issues you need to consider before choosing Cloud Computing. You will find this quick reference guide a great source of information which will help you in the decision making process.
    Publication date: 04/26/2015
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 61 pages

    QuickBooks Online For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
    Get your QuickBooks in the Cloud! Searching for a cloud-based solution for your small business? Master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online, the world's most popular software for fast and easy mobile accounting! QuickBooks Online For Dummies teaches about building the perfect budget, processing payroll, simplifying tax return preparation, creating invoices and credit memos, managing inventory, sharing your data with your accountant, generating income statements and financial reports, and balancing accounts—all with quick and easy access to this cloud-based software through an internet connection. QuickBooks Online brings this software to your browser for a monthly fee, allowing you access to its tools from any device with an internet connection. For the money, it provides a good value and a reasonable assortment of features to meet the needs of small business owners looking to make their accounting tasks easier and more manageable. And now you too can benefit from all it has to offer! 
    • Deal with billing and payroll
    • Track expenses and sales
    • Enjoy automatic data backup
    • Seamlessly integrate with third-party apps
    It's never been easier to run your business from the cloud with QuickBooks accounting software. Your data automatically syncs across your devices so you can work from your car, office, or kitchen table! 
    Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/21/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 392 pages

    Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud
    Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure.Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment.
    • Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies
    • Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms
    • Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources
    • Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure
    • Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers
    Author: Kief Morris
    Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 06/09/2016
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages

    Hybrid Cloud for Architects: Build robust hybrid cloud solutions using AWS and OpenStack
    Build your own hybrid cloud strategy with this comprehensive learning guide.Key Features
    • Build a hybrid cloud strategy for your organization with AWS and OpenStack
    • Leverage Hybrid Cloud to design a complex deployment pipeline
    • Learn to implement security and monitoring best practices with real-world examples
    Book DescriptionHybrid cloud is currently the buzz word in the cloud world. Organizations are planning to adopt hybrid cloud strategy due to its advantages such as untested workloads, cloud-bursting, cloud service brokering and so on. This book will help you understand the dynamics, design principles, and deployment strategies of a Hybrid Cloud. You will start by understanding the concepts of hybrid cloud and the problems it solves as compared to a stand-alone public and private cloud. You will be delving into the different architecture and design of hybrid cloud. The book will then cover advanced concepts such as building a deployment pipeline, containerization strategy, and data storage mechanism. Next up, you will be able to deploy an external CMP to run a Hybrid cloud and integrate it with your OpenStack and AWS environments. You will also understand the strategy for designing a Hybrid Cloud using containerization and work with pre-built solutions like vCloud Air, VMware for AWS, and Azure Stack. Finally, the book will cover security and monitoring related best practices that will help you secure your cloud infrastructure.By the end of the book, you will be in a position to build a hybrid cloud strategy for your organization.What you will learn
    • Learn the demographics and definitions of Hybrid Cloud
    • Understand the different architecture and design of Hybrid Cloud
    • Explore multi-cloud strategy and use it with your hybrid cloud
    • Implement a Hybrid Cloud using CMP / Common API’s
    • Implement a Hybrid Cloud using Containers
    • Overcome various challenges and issues while working with your Hybrid Cloud
    • Understand how to monitor your Hybrid Cloud
    • Discover the security implications in the Hybrid Cloud
    Who this book is forThis book is targeted at cloud architects, cloud solution providers, DevOps engineers, or any working stakeholder who wants to learn about the hybrid cloud architecture. A basic understanding of public and private cloud is desirable. Table of Contents
  • Introducing Hybrid Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud – Why Does It Matter?
  • Hybrid Cloud Building Blocks
  • Architecting the Underpinning Services
  • Hybrid Cloud Deployment - Architecture & Preparation
  • Building a Traditional CMP-Based Hybrid Cloud
  • Building a Containerized Hybrid Cloud
  • Using pre-built Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • DevOps in the Hybrid Cloud
  • Monitoring the Hybrid Cloud
  • Security in a Hybrid Cloud
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 02/23/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 290 pages

    AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam
    Comprehensive, interactive exam preparation and so much more The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is a comprehensive exam preparation resource. This book bridges the gap between exam preparation and real-world readiness, covering exam objectives while guiding you through hands-on exercises based on situations you'll likely encounter as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. From deployment, management, and operations to migration, data flow, cost control, and beyond, this guide will help you internalize the processes and best practices associated with AWS. The Sybex interactive online study environment gives you access to invaluable preparation aids, including an assessment test that helps you focus your study on areas most in need of review, and chapter tests to help you gauge your mastery of the material. Electronic flashcards make it easy to study anytime, anywhere, and a bonus practice exam gives you a sneak preview so you know what to expect on exam day. Cloud computing offers businesses a cost-effective, instantly scalable IT infrastructure. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate credential shows that you have technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.  
    • Study exam objectives
    • Gain practical experience with hands-on exercises
    • Apply your skills to real-world scenarios
    • Test your understanding with challenging review questions
    Earning your AWS Certification is much more than just passing an exam—you must be able to perform the duties expected of an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator in a real-world setting. This book does more than coach you through the test: it trains you in the tools, procedures, and thought processes to get the job done well. If you're serious about validating your expertise and working at a higher level, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is the resource you've been seeking.
    Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 09/20/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 508 pages

    Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))
    If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services. While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services. Cloud Application Architectures provides answers -- and critical guidance -- on issues of cost, availability, performance, scaling, privacy, and security. With Cloud Application Architectures, you will:
    • Understand the differences between traditional deployment and cloud computing
    • Determine whether moving existing applications to the cloud makes technical and business sense
    • Analyze and compare the long-term costs of cloud services, traditional hosting, and owning dedicated servers
    • Learn how to build a transactional web application for the cloud or migrate one to it
    • Understand how the cloud helps you better prepare for disaster recovery
    • Change your perspective on application scaling
    To provide realistic examples of the book's principles in action, the author delves into some of the choices and operations available on Amazon Web Services, and includes high-level summaries of several of the other services available on the market today. Cloud Application Architectures provides best practices that apply to every available cloud service. Learn how to make the transition to the cloud and prepare your web applications to succeed.
    Author: George Reese
    Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 04/01/2009
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 206 pages
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