Business Transformation Through IT: Cloud Computing for Decision Makers

Cloud    |    Intermediate
  • 15 videos | 1h 34m 51s
  • Includes Assessment
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Cloud computing enables the delivery of computing services such as storage, networking, and software over the Internet. This capability allows individuals or organizations to scale resources as needed, lower operating costs, and increase productivity. Explore how business transformation can allow you to shift or re-align business operations. Discover how to plan and prepare for business transformation-related changes, learn how to communicate changes to employees and stakeholders, and explore how information technology has revolutionized business operations. Next, examine the role of information technology (IT) decision makers and learn how to differentiate between brand-centric, multifocal, and aggregator decision makers. Discover how information technology helped grow and reduce costs for organizations prior to cloud computing, and explore challenges when adopting a digital-first mindset for business. Lastly, explore the differences between on-premise and cloud environments, and recognize key factors to examine when considering a move to the cloud.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Outline business transformation and how it can be used to shift or realign business operations
    Outline how to plan and prepare for business transformation related changes and how to communicate those changes
    Recognize how to adapt to changes during business transformation
    Outline the history of information technology and how it has revolutionized business operations
    Recognize the importance of information technology decision makers and the role they play in organizations
    Differentiate between the visionary, guardian, motivator, flexible, and catalyst styles of decision makers
    Identify the fundamentals of finance and accounting as it relates to information technology decision-making
  • List steps information technology decision makers can use to determine what choices to make
    Identify how information technology and cloud services have helped to grow businesses and reduce costs
    Recognize challenges when trying to adopt a digital-first mindset for business
    Recognize how technology can impact business culture
    Differentiate between on-premises and cloud solutions
    List common factors when considering moving to the cloud such as costs, licensing, complexity, security, and performance
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

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