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DifficultyBeginner
Duration47m
Students4584

Description

Course Description:

If you have an understanding of what Cloud Computing is and are now wondering if this technology could benefit you and your business, then this course will help you determine if a cloud migration is right for your organization.

We will look at Cloud Computing from the business perspective and understand what it can bring to your organization. We will cover a number of different topics to try and answer the question, "Should your business move to the Cloud?" By understanding where your business is going, what you trying to achieve, and your objectives, you will be able to establish an effective Cloud business strategy.

By looking at what the Cloud can bring to a business you will be able to define the reasons or reasons not to migrate to the Cloud. We shall cover the benefits that the Cloud can bring with a business mindset rather than a technical approach by looking at examples of how these can enhance your processes, progress and development.

It is also important to understand where constraints of the Cloud exist to allow you to weigh the positives against the negatives. We also look at potential ways of alleviating these constraints to reduce their impact.

Depending on the size of your organization, this course looks at the different use cases each may adopt. Not all businesses are looking for the same solutions, and these could be very different depending on if you are a Small-to-Medium business (SMB), a large Enterprise, or a new Start-Up.

Course Objectives 

  • Knowledge to discuss confidently as to why or why not you should migrate services to the Cloud.
  • Steer stakeholders in the right direction for a Cloud business strategy.
  • Understand some of the different benefits and constraints the Cloud can have on a business

This course has been designed for:

  • Business Managers
  • Business decision makers
  • IT strategy stakeholders

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of Cloud Computing – If you wish to get an overview of Cloud Computing, please see our existing course ‘What is Cloud Computing
  • Knowledge and understanding of Capex and Opex

This Course Includes:

  • Over 44 minutes of high-definition video
  • Case studies of existing business migrations
  • 6 lectures

What You'll Learn in Lecture:

Lecture: Introduction - This provides an introduction to the trainer and covers the intended audience. We will also look at what lectures are included in the course and what you will gain as a student from attending the course.

Lecture: Is the Cloud right for you? – Here we will look at what your trying to achieve as an organization and understand what the Cloud can bring to the Business

Lecture: Cloud Business Benefits – This lectures looks closely at what benefits the Cloud can give your organization from a business perspective. You will learn how your business can change for the better this Cloud adoption

Lecture: Cloud Constraints – From this lecture you will learn that the Cloud isn’t the answer for everything and this highlights some of the constraints the Cloud can bring

Lecture: Cloud Use Cases – Here your will see how different organization sizes and structures benefits from the Cloud in different ways, each business has a different objective

Lecture: Final Thoughts – Lastly, we will take note of some of the important factors learnt from the previous lectures.

If you have thoughts or suggestions for this course, please contact Cloud Academy at support@cloudacademy.com.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course when looking at cloud computing from a business perspective one of the biggest questions is should the business move to the cloud. The following lectures have been designed to lead you on your way in answering that very question.

My name is Stuart Scott, I'm one of the trainers here at CloudAcademy specializing in AWS, Amazon Web Services. I will be leading you through this course to help you gain the knowledge required to decide if your business should move or migrate some or all of its services to the cloud.

Before we begin let's take a look at who this course is aimed at. It's been designed to allow business managers and business decision makers to ascertain if it's the right business choice to migrate services to the cloud. If you have a part to play in IT strategy within your business then this course will help you ask the right questions internally to guide your solutions in a positive direction for your organization.

Let's take a look at what we'll cover. So this course is broken down into the following lectures. Is the Cloud Right for you? So here we'll ask what your trying to achieve and what your objectives are along with what the cloud can do for you.

Then we'll look at what benefits the cloud can bring to your business. And in a similar fashion we'll also take a look at some of the constraints involved.

We'll then talk through some of the use cases from different organization types such as small to medium businesses, enterprises, and start ups.

Then finally we shall recap on what we have covered. For any students taking this course it is important to me that you take something valuable away.

So on completion of these lectures you'll have the knowledge to confidently discuss the reasons behind why or why not the cloud is right for your business as a strategy. You'll be able to steer stakeholders and ultimately decide if moving to the cloud is right for your business and its IT solutions and why.

There's a couple of prerequisites to this course firstly to have a basic understanding of cloud computing if you don't currently have this then please review our existing course, What is Cloud Computing? And secondly a knowledge and understanding of Capex and Opex.

That brings us to the end of this lecture. Coming up next we will look at the question head on, Is the cloud right for you?

About the Author

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.