company and authors. I haven't boughy a useless or incorrect book yet.
Until recently I was employed at a SMB that had 100 staff and 100 computers. The IT department had 7 people in it, a
large amount for such a small firm, but it made sense. Those 100 people supported 25,000 members worldwide and
those members needed their membership status, money owed and education track status on their way to certification.
All of this was handled on the internet using web servers and office servers. So from our website a member could
pull up their record, their educational status and their member status and certification. All 24x7, 365 days a year.
While great and useful we were experiencing hardware and cost overages. As the server was uses more more server
were needed. As more users needed to use the website the website was taxed and the response time was longer and
sometimes the server or internet connection would go down.
My solution was to use AWS and for the last two years we had 3 developer sites and I was trying to get the firm
to move fully to AWS. That got me into a disagreement with my IT director and that got me fired.
So I went and created a seminar for a professor at Depaul University in Chicago, a seminar that would explan the good and
not so good points of AWS. This seminar will occur in a few days and I'll come back and post the professor and student
So my question is: Does the world and O Reilly need another AWS book written by an IT System Support Manager?
I've put this up as a poll and would be interested in any responses.
I'll post links to the seminar notes and Powerpoint slides if the response is positive and then I suppose I can go to O'Reilly
and ask if they want to conver the note and powerpoint slides into a book.
If anyone out there has dome something similar I'd appreciate an email, farberj@gmailcom and if it's ok an email contact at O'Reilly.
Thanks for reading this,
Owner and chief lectuer at awsin3day.com
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