To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World

To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World by Vincent Mosco 1612056164 9781612056166
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Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency (NSA) activities, many of which occur "in the cloud", this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Vincent Mosco explores where the cloud originated, what it means, and how important it is for business, government and citizens. He describes the intense competition among cloud companies like Amazon and Google, the spread of the cloud to government agencies like the controversial NSA, and the astounding growth of entire cloud cities in China. Is the cloud the long-promised information utility that will solve many of the worlds economic and social problems? Or is it just marketing hype? To the Cloud provides the first thorough analysis of the potential and the problems of a technology that may very well disrupt the world.

Author: Vincent Mosco

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 284

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2014-05-30

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