CLOUD COMPUTING EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW – GTC1

Course Description

The latest trend that is sweeping the industry is cloud computing.  As with any emerging technology, there is a significant degree of both hype and fear.  Organizations of all shapes and sizes are pondering the implications of the cloud upon their enterprises.

Cloud Computing is as much a business decision as it is a technological one.  There are tremendous implications and opportunities around technology outsourcing, enterprise IT funding models, and business continuity planning.  Cloud Computing holds phenomenal potential for organizations of all shapes and sizes and is a viable solution for enterprises within every industry.  The question really comes down to enterprise strategy and the economics involved in growing and expanding technology capabilities.

This course will provide your organization’s senior management team with an understanding of Cloud Computing, its business value, and practical steps to managing the opportunities and risks associated with adopting Cloud within your enterprise.

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Duration

Half day

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Target Audience

Executives, senior management, line of business managers

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Course Prerequisites

There are no formal knowledge pre-requisites.

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Course Content

1. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE MODERN ENTERPRISE

  1. Enterprise landscape
  2. The state of IT
  3. Opportunities and challenges
  4. Cloud Computing 101
  5. Business in the Cloud

2. THE CLOUD VALUE PROPOSITION

  1. The Cloud Value Framework
  2. Typical Business Cases
  3. Business Case  #1
  4. Business Case  #2
  5. Business Case  #3
  6. Emerging Business Cases
  7. Potential Business Case #1
  8. Potential Business Case #2

3. REAL WORLD CASE STUDIES

  1. Case Study – Amazon
  2. Problem Domain
  3. Cloud Value for Amazon
  4. Results
  5. Case Study – Google Apps
  6. Problem Domain
  7. Cloud Value for Google
  8. Results
  9. Case Study – SalesForce.com
  10. Problem Domain
  11. Cloud Value for SalesForce
  12. Results
  13. Case Study – TuneCore
  14. Problem Domain
  15. Cloud Value for TuneCore
  16. Results
  17. Case Study – Pitney Bowes
  18. Problem Domain
  19. Cloud Value for Pitney Bowes
  20. Results

4. OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

  1. Understanding Cloud Types
  2. Data Clouds
  3. Service Clouds
  4. Interface Clouds
  5. Understanding Cloud Scope
  6. Public clouds
  7. Opportunities and Risks
  8. Private clouds
  9. Opportunities and Risks
  10. Hybrid Clouds
  11. Opportunities and Risks
  12. Evaluating Cloud Potential

5. CLOUD ADOPTION STRATEGIES

  1. Pragmatic Adoption
  2. Wholesale Adoption
  3. Wholesale Pros/Cons
  4. Layered Adoption
  5. Layered Pros/Cons
  6. Opportunistic Adoption
  7. Opportunistic Pros/Cons
  8. Selective Adoption
  9. Selective Pros/Cons
  10. Selecting a Strategy

6. NEXT STEPS

  1. Potential for Cloud
  2. Cloud Computing Risks
  3. Evaluating the Cloud
  4. Pragmatic Adoption
  5. Actions and Next Steps

Also Discussed:

  1.  CLOUD COMPUTING GLOSSARY
  2. Cloud Computing Roadmap

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