In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help companies meet business objectives. It explores the advantages and possibilities of cloud computing. It also introduces addresses concepts such as security and compliance to help facilitate better discussions with line of business (LOB) professionals, information technology (IT) LoB, IT leaders, and executives.


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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

Explain the role of information technology (IT) in an organization for business transformation
Explain the customer value proposition for using the cloud across industries
Define key characteristics of cloud computing
Explain the cloud business model
Identify key security practices of cloud computing
Frame the cloud business value using the Cloud Value Framework

  • Module 1- Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction

  • Module 2- Information Technology for Business Transformation

  • Role of IT in an organization for business transformation
    Brief history of IT
    Legacy approach to IT
    What drives customers to move from traditional infrastructure to the cloud

  • Module 3- Cloud Computing

  • Define cloud computing
    Key characteristics of cloud technology
    The cloud business model
    Key security practices within the cloud

  • Module 4- Business Value of the Cloud

  • The customer value proposition
    Identify who is using cloud computing
    Industry trends
    Customer examples

  • Module 5- The Cloud Value Framework

  • Introduction to the Cloud Value Framework
    Cost Savings
    Staff Productivity
    Operational Resilience
    Business Agility

  • Module 6- Business Value Activity

  • Business Value Activity


This course is intended for Line of Business (LoB) owners, IT leaders, and executives.




We recommend that attendees of this course have: No prior IT experience or cloud experience is required.


Length: 1.0 day (4 hours)


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