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Cloud computing

Lecture handouts

Primary Reading

Appirio (2010), State  of  the  Public  Cloud: The  Cloud  Adopters Perspective, Appirio white paper

Armbrust, M et al (2009), Above the clouds: A Berkeley view of Cloud Computing, UC Berkeley EECS, Feb 10th

Carr, N (2008), The Big Switch, WW Norton & Co

Cass, S (2009), Market watch: Virtual computers, real money, MIT/Technology Review, July/August

Cloud hypermarket (2010), The cloud revolution [infographic],, Nov

Economist (2008), Corporate IT Special Report: Let it rise, The Economist, Oct 23rd

Etro, Federico (2009), The Economic Impact of Cloud Computing on Business Creation, Employment and Output in the E.U.Review of Business and Economics, 54(2):179-208

Hagel, J and Seely Brown, J (2010), Cloud Computing’s Stormy Future, Harvard Business Review blog, Sept 14th

Hinchcliffe, D (2009), Eight ways cloud computing will change business, Enterprise Web 2.0 blog, June 5th

Leadbetter, C (2010), Cloud Culture: the future of global relations, Counterpoint

McKinsey & Co (2009), Clearing the Clouds [discussion document], Uptime Institute, March [pdf]

McKinsey Quarterly (2010), How IT is managing new demands: McKinsey Global Survey results, McKinsey & Co, Nov

Naone, E (2009a), Technology Overview: Conjuring clouds, MIT/Technology Review, July/August

Powell, J (2009), Cloud computing – what is it and what does it mean for education?,JISC e-revolution blog, July 8th

Watters, A (2010), Infographic: The State of Cloud Computing, readwriteweb, Sept 22nd