Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is the most discussed IT innovation of recent times. This Primer provides a structured overview of what Cloud Computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how Cloud Computing will impact IT management and IT's role in the organization as a service provider.
For everyone who is interested in Cloud Computing. No prior knowledge is required.
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About Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri is s Research Director at Gartner, covering cloud computing, hosting, data centers and communication service provider strategies.

Prior to this, as a regular speaker at industry events, he wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) and many other cloud publications. His LeanITmanager blog is syndicated across sites worldwide and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.

Earlier in his career, Gregor worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out Just in Time Manufacturing at Philips and was instrumental in the introduction of several IT innovations, like Object Oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers into Europe. Prior his current position he was EMEA Sr. Director product marketing at CA technologies. Gregor is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and of Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays.

Gregor studied Business Economics and Information Technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg, during this study he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications.

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