Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video The operational benefits of the cloud, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
Let's take a look at how a move to the cloud can help your organization operationally. …First of all, technology is paid for in increments, so money can be saved in the long run. You …can store more data on the cloud than you can on a private network, and if you need …more, no problem, just get some extra. …Your IT staff no longer need be concerned about having the most recent updates to your …application since that's all handled by the service provider. And if providers want to …keep their customers, you know they'll keep their applications up-to-date.…
It's easy to test out the applications you need and deploy them to the organization. …If they're not working for you, it's easy to switch to another application that does meet …your needs. And the cloud is out there and always available, which means of course your …users can access the cloud after hours and from anywhere, so long as they have an Internet connection. …So that covers many of the operational benefits to moving to the cloud, but there are many …
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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