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The cloud has become a vital component for business as technology becomes embedded in modern life. Every leader needs to understand the cloud and how it operates as well as the potential dangers and pitfalls associated with cloud computing. Knowledgeable monitoring and maintenance can be the difference between the success and failure of the technology’s use.

With our The Cloud and Business workshop, your participants will discover the specifics of how the cloud can be a useful business tool. With a clear understanding of the cloud, your participants will be able to make the best decisions for their customers and business.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: The Cloud

  • Definition

  • History

  • Current Uses

  • Trends

  • Case Study

  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Models for Business

  • Software as a Service

  • Platform as a Service

  • Infrastructure as a Service

  • Other Options

  • Case Study

  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Advantages

  • Data Center Finances

  • Labor Finances

  • Productivity

  • Ease of Use

  • Case Study

  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Address Risks

  • Assessment

  • Prioritize Concerns

  • Address Risks

  • Focus on Success

  • Case Study

  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Security

  • Understand Weaknesses

  • Breaches

  • Identity Management

  • Strategies

  • Case Study

  • Module Six: Review Questions


Module Seven: Device Management

  • Devices that Can Connect

  • Desktops

  • Benefits

  • Monitoring

  • Case Study

  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Service Oriented Architecture

  • Definition

  • With the Cloud

  • Services

  • Benefits to the Business

  • Case Study

  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Business Processes

  • Scale Applications

  • Web-based

  • Examples

  • Predictions

  • Case Study

  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Standards

  • Best Practices

  • Organizational Standards

  • Standards in the Cloud

  • Interoperability and Integration

  • Case Study

  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Monitoring

  • Governance

  • Measure Performance

  • Methods of Measurement

  • Monitor Services

  • Case Study

  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

  • Review of Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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