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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.

Learning 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

Intended Audience

  • Business Managers
  • Business decision-makers
  • IT strategy stakeholders


  • 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



Hello and welcome to this final lecture of the course. I just want to give a few final thoughts on the different topics we've covered here today. When deciding if your business should move to the cloud, it's important to know exactly what it can provide over the obvious potential cost savings that many people associate with cloud adoption right away. But there is more to it. What business benefits can it bring you? How can it propel your business forward, evolve and grow beyond the constraints from an on-premise solution?

Whilst defining these benefits in areas in which the business can develop as a results, don't forget to look at how it could potentially impact the business from a negative perspective, too. Look at the pros and cons for each to understand which is right for the business.

Cloud migration can be a small task or a huge-scale operation, depending on what you're trying to achieve. It could involve a couple of people or large teams with a lot of different skill sets. Management of the whole process is fundamental. Project management plays a large part in the successful migration of services. Cloud adoption and migration can be a game-changer for many organizations and many have benefited for doing so.

I hope this course has provided some guidance, and made you think about how to look at whether or not your business should look at cloud migration or adoption.

If you'd like to learn more about cloud computing in greater detail and depth, then do take a Look at our different learning paths, where you can gather some great technical information on specific cloud vendors and the services they offer.

Thank you for listening, and I look forward to any feedback you may have. Thank 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 center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

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.