Based on a series of lectures at Stanford University the book is written for anyone building, operating, selling, marketing or considering purchasing applications or infrastructure as a cloud service.
“One of the core values at Zappos.com is to ‘Embrace and Drive Change’. These new cloud services are driving the next change in the software business. The book business, on the other hand, is still pretty much the same.”Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
“Whether you purchase software, develop and deliver software or are an investor in software companies, Cloud is a must read to understand the foundation and enduring value of the next generation in software.”Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO, Concur
“Timothy distills years of personal experience and an encyclopedic knowledge of the information technology industry to provide an invaluable business-oriented overview for entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and students. Spend a few hours reading this or be prepared to spend many, many years in the field learning the same core concepts and lessons.”Sean Bandakar, Director of Programs, Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business
“For those puzzled about the meaning of software as a service, Cloud is the book for you. We need more European companies capable of building successful challenges in the next generation of the digital economy. The book also underlines my own maxim - 'revenue is the best form of investment capital'. Read on.Ian Taylor, Member of Parliament and former Minister for Science and Technology