Welcome, then, to Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype, the first book in HP Press' new HP Technology Series. One of this book's goals is to convince you that cloud computing resolutely is not a fad. It may be overhyped at the moment, but it is definitely not some passing technical fancy that you can turn a blind eye to and move on with your business life. Why am I so sure that cloud computing won't end up in the dustbin of technological history, alongside virtual reality and (soon) MySpace? Because, as this book explains, at its heart cloud computing is not based on the appeal of whimsy or the pull of marketing. Instead, it is a reaction to a world that is undergoing drastic changes economically, culturally, and socially.
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