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 a Research VP at Gartner, covering cloud computing, cloud service brokering and communication service provider strategies. Prior to working for Gartner, Gregor was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) and many other cloud publications. His "Tune into the Cloud" blog is syndicated across sites worldwide.

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 Sr. Director product marketing EMEA 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 played until taking up running.

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 and was a co-founder of I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.F., an avant la lettre start-up focused on self-service music entertainment.

Gregor has been recognized as :
- Top 100 Blogger on Cloud Computing (According to Cloud Computing Journal)
- Top 100 Cloud Computing Expert on Twitter (According to the Huffington Post)
- Top Cloud Computing Influencer (According to CloudComputingWire)
- Top 50 Most Influential Blogs and Thinkers in Cloud Computing

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