Cloud Computing In the Business Environment
Continuing Education

Professional Education Resources


Course Description:

Managers are often faced with having to decide if, and how to upgrade their IT infrastructure, and how to pay for it. In an environment of tight budgets and soaring hardware and software costs, they are also looking for alternatives to making huge investments that will have to be upgraded again and again. The Cloud can be that solution. Managers need information to make intelligent decisions however.

Questions pertaining to Cloud economics, security, regulation and governance, metrics and migration are introduced and discussed. In the final analysis, managers must be able to answer key questions – is the Cloud the right place for my IT infrastructure and data? Is it a good business decision? How do I migrate to the Cloud? This course introduces and discusses these and other key concepts.

Self-Paced Learning: Approximate Time: 90 Minutes
PDH: 1.5
CEU: 0.15


Module 1 – Introduction to the Cloud

  • Language of Cloud Computing
  • Provenance of Cloud Computing
  • Today’s Players in Cloud Computing
  • 2 Quiz Questions

Module 2 – Economics of the Cloud

  • The Economics of the Cloud
  • Measuring Net Present Value, Benefit Ratios, Payback Periods
  • Where’s the Payback?
  • 2 Quiz Questions

Module 3 – Migrating to the Cloud

  • How do you characterize your organization?
  • What are your mission critical systems?
  • Evolution or Big Bang?
  • 2 Quiz Questions

Module 4 – Business of Cloud Security

  • Overview of principle security issues
  • What kind of data can be entrusted to the Cloud?
  • What kinds of data should not be entrusted to the Cloud?
  • 2 Quiz Questions

Module 5 – Cloud Governance

  • Managing Regulation within the Cloud
  • 2 Quiz Questions

Cloud Computing in the Business Environment

Non-Members:  $65
Members: $45
Student Members: $45


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