What Does Cloud Computing Mean for Business in 2014?

The business value of cloud computing and what to expect in 2014.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

Get up to speed on the latest trends in cloud computing.

In this thirty-minute course, you'll gain a better understanding of what cloud computing is, how it delivers real-world business value and what to expect from the industry in the next 12-18 months.

The course is delivered in seven easy-to-consume videos. The first half of the course is dedicated to what you need to know about the "NIST definition" of cloud computing. The second half of the course is about looking forward - what are the primary business drivers of cloud technology, who are the key players right now and how will the industry landscape evolve and adapt in the coming year?

What are the requirements?

  • No previous experience required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the five characteristics of cloud computing as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Define the three service models of the cloud
  • Explain the four deployment models of the cloud
  • Identify six ways in which cloud technology delivers business value
  • Name the key companies delivering cloud services
  • Identify and understand trends in cloud computing

Who is the target audience?

  • Executives and business owners seeking a better understanding of cloud computing

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Section 1: What Does Cloud Computing Mean for Business in 2014?
What is Cloud Computing?
Five Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing
The Three Service Models
The Four Deployment Models
The Business Value of Cloud Computing
Key Players in the Cloud
The Outlook for 2014

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Instructor Biography

Bill Lodin, Senior Cloud Computing Instructor

Bill Lodin is a Senior Instructor with IT Mentors, a high-end, custom training and curriculum and development company. Bill has a diverse and well-rounded background in Microsoft programming as well as competitive technologies. His experience set includes C#, Java, HTML5 and mobile development with a special emphasis on cloud computing technologies. This background allows him to give an objective, real-world perspective about the practical application of programming technologies in the business environment. Bill’s real-world experience comes from his work on applications development projects in the financial services industry. Bill holds his MCSD certification as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from UCLA.

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