Diploma in Cloud Computing Essentials for Business

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Diploma in Cloud Computing Essentials for Business

Why Cloud Computing Essentials For Business?

The accepted definition of cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” Since its introduction in the mid-2000s, cloud computing has been a game-changer in how IT supports business functions.  It is becoming the default options for many business applications.

It is important that any business person using technology in their workplace understands cloud computing. It is particularly important that business managers involved in any aspect of its deployment have a thorough understanding of cloud computing.

This course is designed for

This programme is intended for IT business decision makers or staff who want to build their knowledge of cloud computing. An interest in the role of technology in businesses is a requirement.

Course Overview

In this programme, you will learn the principles and features of cloud computing, and what it can do for your business.  It looks at the role IT plays in typical organisations, and where cloud computing fits into this. The programme looks at planning and strategy for embracing the cloud so that the benefits of cloud computing can be achieved and help meet business objectives.

The Cloud Economics topic is of particular importance to business people as they need to ensure that it is financially feasible.  Similarly, security, privacy and compliance concepts are addressed reflecting the need for all users in a business to have a solid understanding of what is needed in this regard. Cloud vendors and their various cloud offerings are featured in the programme with particular emphasis on Amazon as a cloud vendor.

Course Content

In this programme, students will learn the principles and features of cloud computing, and what it can do for business.  It looks at the role IT plays in typical organisations, and where cloud computing fits into this. The programme looks at planning and strategy for embracing the cloud so that the benefits of cloud computing can be achieved and help meet business objectives.  The Cloud Economics topic is of particular importance to business people as they need to ensure that it is financially feasible.  Similarly, security, privacy and compliance concepts are addressed reflecting the need for all users in a business to have a solid understanding of what is needed in this regard. Cloud vendors and their various cloud offerings are featured in the programme with particular emphasis on Amazon as a cloud vendor.

Throughout the programme, we will study cases examples of organisations who have adopted cloud and business benefits that resulted.

Modules

  • IT in organisations – organisational agility, enabling innovation, enabling experimentation, international reach and scalability, cloud as an alternative to other ways of deploying IT in an organisation.
  • Cloud deployment options – Public, Private and Hybrid clouds.
  • Vendor Offerings – compute, storage & databases, networking and CDN (Cloud distribution Networks), AWS platform breadth, geographic reach, the vendor / client shared responsibilities and control.
  • Cloud contracts – standardization of contracts, sample model contracts, customising agreements, enterprise-level agreements, terms and conditions.
  • Cloud Planning and Management – executive support, sandboxes, staff change management, cloud champions, staff education and readiness, shared plans, cloud migration teams, shared adoption frameworks, sample migration paths.
  • Security – security problems with cloud, risk management and reduction, cradle-to-grave security, security-by-design, security in the cloud and security of the cloud, , governance, vendor security services, audits and logs, security integration with cloud products, physical and environmental security, vulnerability and incident management, business continuity and disaster recovery, identity and access management, implementation and testing of policies, user training and awareness.
  • Privacy – confidentiality, availability and integrity of client data, data location, privacy certifications, GDPR compliance.
  • Cloud Economics – pricing models (pay-per-use, tiered pricing, volume discounts, custom pricing), capital and operating expenses, TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), capacity management, balancing cost and business value, migration and expansion costs, the hidden costs of cloud computing.
  • Case studies – examples of organisations using cloud, their experiences and lessons learned.

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