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Nayan B. Ruparelia

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262529099

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001

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Cloud Computing: A Paradigm Shift?

Cloud Computing: A Paradigm Shift?

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Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

The MIT Press

This chapter addresses the following questions: Why cloud computing? What is so special about cloud computing? How will it affect you, your work, and our society? Just as Microsoft Windows became ubiquitous at home and work, and changed our lives, cloud computing represents a paradigm shift. This is because cloud computing is an enabling technology that bypasses many functions provided by your computer, the software installedon it, your workplace’s IT and finance departments, businesses and government departments. Cloud computing’s paradigm shift is considered from three different viewpoints: (1) how it should affect you socially and personally, (2) how it will affect you in your work, and (3) how it will affect businesses.The personal paradigm shift viewpoint is extended using a novel concept: a cloud of things and services. Such a cloud serves an internet-of-things device and, by the application of service automation, it further provides related services on a personal basis. The combination of a cloud of things and a process-as-a-service deployment model culminates in a Cloud of Things and Services (COTS).

Keywords:   Paradigm shift, Societal clouds, Personal clouds, Personal health cloud, Personal finance cloud, Cloud of Things, Cloud of Things and Services, Cloud Service Automation, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), Shadow IT

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