The Savvy Manager's Guide
- Pawel Plaszczak, GridwiseTech
- Richard Wellner, Jr., Univa Corporation
A decade ago, the corporate world viewed grid computing as a curiosity. Today, it views it as an opportunity--a chance to reduce costs, improve performance, fund new projects, and take advantage of under-utilized capacity. The engineering behind this transformation has been amply documented. Until now, however, little has been written to prepare managers, executives, and other decision-makers to implement grid computing in a sensible and effective way.Grid Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide examines the technology from a rigorous business perspective, equipping you with the practical knowledge you need to assess your options and determine what grid computing approach is right for your enterprise. This book is heavy on real-world experience, distilling from a rich assortment of case studies the best practices currently at work in a variety of industries. Always attentive to grid computingâs many competitive advantages, it is also realistic about the challenges of selling the idea to staff and making it a part of your companyâs culture.Grid Computing has an Online Companion at www.savvygrid.com with contents, details, community forum, and latest updates for the material.
IT managers, technical staff, executive IT staff