The rise of cloud computing is among today’s most important trends in technology. This change has three aspects: applications in the cloud, commonly called Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud platforms, and private clouds. Each aspect has its own set of concepts, technologies, and vendors. Understanding the move to cloud computing—something that every technology professional needs to do—means knowing at least the basics in all three areas.
David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. David has been the keynote speaker for more than a hundred events, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of people in forty-five countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages, and his consulting clients have included HP, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation.