Cloud Computing

The Impact of Cloud Computing on Business and IT

Course Overview:
Cloud Computing has proven to be the most effective method of storage and security used by organizations today. It is not only efficient, but it is a powerful tool that will only expand its reach in the future. This course is focused on how cloud computing is changing the nature of business applications, particularly as they impact information technology. The course material explores company organization structures, the future of in house IT groups, and the global implications of cloud computing.

The first major section delves into a major future business dynamic that is affecting corporations around the world - the cybernetic economy. The key features and ingredients of this new economy are explained, the major transition elements are presented, and the implications for corporate organization are discussed. Next, the future of in-house IT groups is explored in depth. Key topics include process versus technology, traditional IT role versus a new focus on adding value, what needs to happen within IT to make it a value-added function, and the key attributes that IT needs to foster to effectively participate in a realtime global economy. The final section covers global implications of the new world within IT. The material covers how networks of independent people now use cloud computing, major features of cloud computing, and why the expanded use of cloud computing in business is a foregone conclusion.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of a cybernetic economy.
  • Identify the impact of the cloud computing on organizational structure.
  • Identify the new purpose of IT.
  • Recognize the three desirable characteristics of an organization in the cybernetic economy.

  • Content Partner:

    SmartPros Ltd.

    SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
    accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
    content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education
    products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its
    professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD
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    news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and
    provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include
    50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each
    of its professional markets.

    Speaker / Author:

    Troy McMillan is a Product Developer and Technical Editor for Kaplan Cert Prep as well as a full-time trainer and writer. He became a professional trainer 12 years ago, teaching Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, and Wireless classes. Troy’s book CCNA Essentials by Sybex Publishing was released in November 2011. It has been chosen as the textbook for both online and instructor-led classes at several colleges in the United States. Troy also is a courseware developer. Among the work, he has done in this area is wireless training materials for Motorola in 2011 and instructor materials for a series of books by Sybex on Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2011. Troy also teaches Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, and Security classes for several large corporate training companies. Among these are Global Knowledge and New Horizons. He now creates certification practice tests and study guides for the Transcender and Self-Test brands. Troy lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS


    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $24.95


    Course Code : 99MCM02

    Release Date : 01/11/2019
    Expire Date : 01/11/2021
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Course Level : N/A
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Length : 50min
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Field Of Study : Information Technology
    Theme : Cloud Computing

    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible

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