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To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World
Mosco, Vincent
Paradigm Publishers / Softcover / 2014-05-01 / 1612056164
Sociology Texts
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284 pages
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In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency activities—many of which occur “in the cloud”—this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In clear prose, To the Cloud explores where the cloud originated, what it means, and how important it is for business, government, and citizens. It 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. From advertising to trade shows, the cloud and big data are furiously marketed to the world, even as dark clouds loom over environmental, privacy, and employment issues that arise from the cloud. 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.

One of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014!

About the Author:

Vincent Mosco (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen’s University, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society. Dr. Mosco is the author of numerous books and articles on the media and information technology, including The Political Economy of Communication and The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace. Mosco is the joint recipient of 2014's Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Professional Freedom and Responsibility award with his wife, Catherine McKercher.

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