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Originally produced by SmartPros in 2011.
This course, the first of a 3-part series, lays out the foundation and key principles of cloud computing. The initial section presents the variable cost business model, which some believe may be the greatest contribution that cloud computing is going to have in the next few years. This material contrasts this new business model with a traditional fixed cost model and, in so doing, gives evidence of how it fits with the dynamics of uncertainty in today's economy and the way modern day business needs to respond. Next, the course delves into cloud computing technology, encompassing the three basic layers and describing the concept of virtualization and its application. The focus here is how to best use cloud computing in a business, providing a practical emphasis. The course concludes with a discussion of the risks and cost considerations that go along with moving towards cloud computing, along with available solutions to overcome problems that may arise. Track: Straight talk straightforward explanations of key technologies and their business value. Learning objectives: Describe the business continuum. Recognize the key drivers of efficiency and agility. Explain why and how the variable cost model is suited to today's business environment. Define the basic layers of cloud computing. Describe the three types of clouds. Recognize the major problems related to cloud computing. Identify potential solutions to these problems. Understand the indirect costs associated with cloud computing.
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