Chapter 4. The Cloud Computing Revolution

This chapter includes the following topics:

Managing the Islands

Disconnected Workflows: Minimal Security

Sleeping Easier About Security

If your business hasn’t yet been touched by the cloud computing revolution, the day isn’t far off. Nearly every technology industry watcher agrees that cloud computing is transforming the world of software. In fact, “the very confusion and contradiction that surrounds the term ‘cloud computing’ signifies its potential to change the status quo in the IT market,” according to Gartner Research.1

What is cloud computing, exactly? At its simplest, cloud computing is “anything where you don’t need to own your own physical infrastructure. Simply write your code and ...

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