Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video The economic benefits of the cloud, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
You know, big decisions about anything are often made based on the economic benefit, and …cloud computing is really no different. Cost is a big factor and the economic benefit to …cloud computing goes beyond equipment savings. …First of all, by moving to the cloud, it's inevitable that you're going to rely on fewer …staff, fewer staff means savings in salaries and benefits and allows an organization to …analyze their needs and find the best people to remain on staff. …Cloud service providers are going to pay less for hardware, networking equipment and bandwidth …than the average business. So if your organization is not a government agency or a very large …enterprise, you can save on the cost of hardware by simply not needing any. And then bump up …your subscription to the cloud if or when you need more storage capacity or bandwidth.…
With cloud computing, you pay for what you use. It's kind of like leasing a vehicle, …in that, your monthly payments stay nice and low and you're always going to be driving …
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.
- Understanding the components and infrastructure of the cloud
- Working with storage and database services
- Understanding the benefits of cloud computing
- Assessing security risks
- Obtaining cloud storage
- Working with Google Apps, Windows Live, iCloud, and more
- Migrating to the cloud
- Training others on cloud use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Computing Basics
2. Evaluate whether Cloud Computing Is Right for Your Business
3. Explore Cloud Storage
4. Explore Cloud Tools
5. Migrate to the Cloud
Securing data2m 26s
6. Evaluate Cloud Performance in Your Business
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