The Cloud and Business

The cloud has become a vital component for business as technology becomes embedded in modern life. Every leader needs to understand the cloud and how it operates, as well as the potential dangers and pitfalls associated with cloud computing. Knowledgeable monitoring and maintenance can be the difference between the success and failure of the technology’s use.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what the cloud is
  • Recognize risks and benefits
  • Communicate effectively
  • Employ business processes
  • Monitor performance

The Cloud

  • History
  • Current Uses
  • Trends
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Models for Business

  • Software as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Other Options
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Advantages

  • Data Center Finances
  • Labor Finances
  • Productivity
  • Ease of Use
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Address Risks

  • Assessment
  • Prioritize Concerns
  • Address Risks
  • Focus on Success
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Security

  • Understand Weaknesses
  • Breaches
  • Identity Management
  • Strategies
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Device Management

  • Devices that Can Connect
  • Desktops
  • Benefits
  • Monitoring
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Service Oriented Architecture

  • Definition
  • With the Cloud
  • Services
  • Benefits to the Business
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Business Processes

  • Scale Applications
  • Web-based
  • Examples
  • Predictions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Standards

  • Best Practices
  • Organizational Standards
  • Standards in the Cloud
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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