On Top of the Cloud is Hunter Muller's second book. It is a strategic read for CIOs and IT leaders looking for ways to leverage cloud computing as a transformational technology and provides an actionable framework for developing and executing a profitable cloud strategy. The book focuses on nine specific critical areas where success is imperative:
1. Software as a Service (SaaS)
2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
4. People (Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Elevating)
5. Process Evolution
6. Change Management
9. Strategic Sourcing
Each of the objectives is thoroughly explained in simple, straightforward language, accompanied by original graphics, charts and illustrations. All of the chapters are fleshed out with real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author's exclusive interviews with dozens of colleagues, thought leaders and IT experts from major competitive organizations in markets all over the world.
"Hunter has the unique ability to distill the best thinking of world-class CIOs into something you can act on. If you are a technology executive trying to find the right balance between generating business value and managing IT costs, as well as developing a strategy for technology-driven business growth, this is the right book for you."
- Randy Krotowski, CIO, Caterpillar