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In this course, author David Rivers explains the essentials of cloud computing and answers the basic question: What is the cloud? The course then explores the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing, including a candid look at balancing the sharing and privacy issues with the productivity gains of working in the cloud.
David also presents an overview of migration and common cloud technologies as you contemplate a move to the cloud, including Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Live, and more. The final chapter outlines how to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the cloud for your business.
Hi and welcome to Cloud Computing First Look. I am David Rivers. Increasingly we are being inundated with the cloud and cloud technologies. Cloud computing is everywhere but not everyone agrees on exactly what it is. This course is designed to give you a good understanding of what a cloud really is and what technologies are available to you in the cloud. This course should also help you to decide if any of the cloud is right for you and your business. If it is, you'll also pick up some tips for making your move to the cloud. Let's get started.
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