Cloud computing has been a huge topic within the Information Technology (IT) community.
This class discusses what cloud computing is, how it affects IT organizations and how it can be employed to maximize user satisfaction and IT effectiveness & minimize expenses.
It goes on to discuss cloud computing pros and cons from an IT perspective, implications for IT management, the potential to magnify IT resources, possible morale issues, and dealing with high user expectations, capital expenditures, data security and other important issues.
Lastly, in additional to highlighting data security concerns, it also discusses various IT issues that are often overlooked making the decision to move toward a cloud computing strategy. These issues include production/operation issues, potential fracturing of the corporate data models, vendor selection and ongoing vendor oversight.
Class Topics include:
Description of Cloud Computing
Major Vendors and Players
Cloud Computing and Disadvantages
Financial Considerations and Usage
Data Management Considerations
Knowledge of key cloud computing terms and vendors
Implications of cloud computing from an IT management perspective
Financial and cost center ramifications of cloud computing
Enhanced IT leadership perspectives of cloud advantages and disadvantages
The effect that a cloud computing strategy has on your existing IT corporate data model
Insights into various operational, security, and vendor issues related to moving toward a cloud computing strategy