Moving to the Cloud

Start Date: 07/05/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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About Course

The cloud is taking business by storm. In fact, due to the extraordinary growth of the cloud, it has been described as a tornado, not a fluffy white floating object! Commercial research analysts consider cloud as one of the most significant trends with a potential to change the whole global IT industry. Governments, including those in the US, Britain, and Australia, have cloud-first policies now in place which mandate cloud over non-cloud services in ICT procurement. But CIOs and other senior executives, while it's on the majority of their agendas, aren't sure what it really means for their organisations - how to leverage the benefits, control the commercials, manage the business risk, and adapt their organisations. While it is important to set requirements, negotiate commercials (terms, service level agreements, and pricing), and sign the contract - it is also critical that we develop a clear plan for ‘Moving to the Cloud’ which realigns our business architecture, organization and most importantly our people. This course provides the answers that management must know to be successful and realise the benefits: • Where should I go cloud? • What are the commercials? • Where is my leverage? • How do I realign my business practices and architecture? • How do I gear up my people and structure my organisation? View the MOOC promotional video here:

Course Syllabus

Thank you for joining us in Moving to the Cloud! We begin your first week of this course by bringing you up to speed on all things cloud. This includes the cycles of disruptive technology cycle, the history of cloud and the terminology that is currently in use. We will also introduce some fundamental cloud computing concepts including what cloud computing is and how it works. We are delighted that Professor Leslie Willcocks from the London School of Economics and Vince Kellen form the University of California (San Diego) will be joining us for guest lectures. We also have a debate on whether the cloud is the end of traditional IT outsourcing. Make sure to check out what your peers have said!

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Course Introduction

Moving to the Cloud This course teaches you the basic tenets and benefits of cloud computing, from user experience to infrastructure and platform. You will learn about both the infrastructure and computing concepts, both on-premises and cloud, and will be guided through the process of selecting and deploying your own cloud solution. You will work on your own cloud instance, using either Amazon VPC or Amazon EC2 instances, and begin migrating to the cloud. You’ll also learn the basics of AWS S3 and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing. You’ll also learn about AWS IoT and AWS MapReduce.Moving to the Cloud Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Computing Concepts Cloud Computing Architecture Musicianship: Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange This course gives you a solid foundation for the study and practice of guitar harmony. We’ll focus on several key areas of harmony, including guitar tuning, fingerings, scales, and chords. You’ll learn to appreciate and appreciate the key tones and textures that are common in harmony, and you’ll also learn how to write and perform chord progressions, which will help you explore the tonalities and textures of common chord progressions. You’ll also learn the basics of the scales, and what they mean. We’ll focus on the key tones and textures that are common in harmony, and you’ll learn how to write

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