Essential reading for IT leaders: 10 books on cloud computing (free PDF)

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Topic: Cloud
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One good way to raise your cloud computing IQ is by reading a variety of titles that cover the most critical details—from technical to historical to practical to speculative. This selection of 10 must-read books will help you understand why the cloud is so important, how it has evolved, and the benefits it can bring to your business, both now and in the future.

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Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing by Joe Weinman
Do you struggle to understand how cloud computing can create value for your business? In Weinman's compelling title, traditional wisdom about the cloud is flipped on its head. The book gives detailed examples to show how, for customers, providers, and investors alike, the cloud can offer incredible opportunities. By digging into the costs and returns, Weisman shows exactly when your business should--and should not--harness the power of the cloud.

Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models by Michael J. Kavis
In this 2014 title, Kavis, a contributor at Forbes, serves up an in-depth look at the fundamentals of cloud computing. This expert guide is meant to assist businesses in choosing the right cloud service model to meet their needs by offering a critical look at the options available.

Cloud Computing: From Beginning to End by Ray J. Rafaels For beginners interested in learning the technical and business aspects of the cloud, Rafaels offers a great overview, which includes everything from the history of the cloud to the technical aspects to how businesses can strategize to use the cloud effectively. He also gives clear examples of enterprises and federal agencies putting cloud technology to use.
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