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Publisher's Summary

An absolute must-listen for every CIO, On Top of the Cloud takes you into the heads of smart, talented, and experienced CIOs who are trying to figure out the best ways to take advantage of the cloud and make it work for their organizations.
Author Hunter Muller reveals how the cloud is changing the way we consume IT, leverage existing infrastructure, and deploy technology to provide essential services that help competitive organizations win new customers and open new markets.
Packed with exclusive, in-depth interviews with top executives who are "in the cloud" at major corporations including IBM, Microsoft, Coca- Cola, Avon, Boeing, Baker Hughes, McKesson, Flextronics, Salesforce.com, VMware, Wells Fargo, and Toyota, On Top of the Cloud explores:


Learning from listening;
Why IT does matter;
Articulating the value of technology;
The customer-focused CIO;
Bringing innovation to the surface; and
Governance and due diligence in the cloud.
As the scope of the cloud grows, its value and potential grow as a fundamentally new model for enabling business transformation in rapidly changing markets. If you're a CIO and you aren't tapping into the power of the cloud, you're giving your competitors the upper hand. Discover how your business can harness the benefits of the cloud and boost its bottom line with Hunter Muller's On Top of the Cloud.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Hunter Muller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sam on 03-08-13

Save your valuable time

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I understand that blatant marketing ploys would have been more upfront. This piece advertised as unbiased was ultimately not. There were moments through the audio I found myself thinking... I just heard that. There were more moments as I got into hour 2 where it became I JUST HEARD THAT! Being in the technology sector I thought this book valuable (and I just might read 'The Transformational CIO') but the redundancy could have been reduced. The audio could be condensed into an hour an a half; max. SFDC undertones and other software company success stories made this read more like a brochure I should have received while expecting a demo.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ashish G Parulekar on 08-06-17

Cloud computing insights/foresights??

First 5 chapters, I am thinking about is this book about CIO's admittance to the board room, I think we established that about 6-7 years back.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tim Roberts on 12-01-15

Interesting but light on detail

Is there anything you would change about this book?

More detail. Constantly referencing lots of research and evidence that is never surfaced and you are left with only high level anecdotes.

What could Hunter Muller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Stop giving details of the entire CV and an advertisement of the company for people being referenced. At times it felt like they were paid ads.

Was On Top of the Cloud worth the listening time?

Just about. I came away thinking meh and don't feel I have walked away with very much useful information.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-09-18

Some good content but generally outdated

Some of the content translates to modern day but a lot of it is outdated as it was written in 2012.

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