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    DescriptionCloud 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 world's 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.


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    Title
    To the Cloud
    Subtitle
    Big Data in a Turbulent World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vincent Mosco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781612056166
    ISBN 10: 1612056164
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    BISAC V2.8: COM060000, BUS070030, COM079000, COM060040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP066
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/INTERN
    DC22: 004.6782
    DC23: 004.6782
    BISAC V2.8: POL050000
    BIC subject category V2: UTC
    DC22: 004.67/82
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA76.9.C66 M663 2014
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, UBW, UBJ, UTC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Paradigm
    Imprint name
    Paradigm
    Publication date
    20 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    E. Boulder
    Author Information
    Vincent Mosco (PhD, Harvard University) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University. He is the author of The Political Economy of Communication and The Digital Sublime.
    Table of contents
    1 The Cloud Ate My Homework 2 From the Computer Utility to Cloud Computing 3 Selling the Cloud Sublime 4 Dark Clouds 5 Big Data and Cloud Culture