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FREE INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Business on Demand - An Executive Tutorial on Cloud Strategies (Full Course - 30 Minutes)

In this course, Bruce D'Sena talks about business strategy & execution and how this relates to using Cloud Computing to accelerate revenues and generate value for your business. This tutorial also also covers topics like the explosive growth of the Internet and the shift to mobile payments and how and why modern businesses need to position themselves online in the Cloud for maximum benefit. From a series of lectures and keynotes on Business on Demand.


Business on Demand - The Free Video Mini-series now on YouTube

Module 1 - Introducing the three most basic prerogatives of Enterprise Technology Planning that are critical for acceptance and adoption by business customers.

Module 2 - The key factors that influence business performance and the top motivators around strategic planning, influencing customer experience and setting the stage for execution on demand.

Module 3 - The IT legacy death trap, balancing agility with stakeholder availability, and the truth behind business transformation.

Module 4 - The guiding principles of technology strategy, how simplicity in controls can influence performance and customer experience, and the foundations of execution on demand.

Module 5 - The explosive growth of the Internet, convergence, confluence, disruptive technologies and catalytic shifts like mobile payments. Introducing the Cloud, it's deployment and service models and how businesses can use it to position themselves to strategic advantage.

Module 6 - The concepts of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS are introduced along with examples on how they can be applied in the real world. Bruce also talks about the natural evolution of IT to a service based economy.

Module 7 - Executive perspectives on implementing the Cloud, Enterprise Architecture Planning for the Cloud, Implementation, Governance, Security and Cloudsourcing. This mini-series closes with a look at the future of IT and the role of business leadership as it relates to modern IT service planning and delivery.

Level 1 Quiz 

If you've read the book, attended one of our workshops or watched our executive tutorial, test your knowledge of Cloud basics using this quiz.


EXECUTIVE BRIEFS & SHORT COURSES


Strategic Technology Planning 

This module covers the elements of Strategic Technology Planning and related pre-requisites, with the basic drivers and business rationale behind the evolution of IT to the Cloud and Managed Services.

Early Stages 

How to build out and leverage existing resource to the maximum, and properly prepare for the transition to the Cloud

Building a Roadmap 

In this executive brief, we use industry standard roadmaps and frameworks as a backdrop to explain how to effectively leverage Cloud & Managed Services techniques for accelerated Service Delivery

Cloud Architectures Simplified 

This module introduces basic to intermediate architectural concepts that are essential for business practitioners to understand, along with real world examples and valuable customer feedback.

Industry Perspectives 

Business case preparation, customized case studies from similar industry / line of business (where possible), cost estimation and a walkthrough of many partner planning and selection elements.

The Business Case & Partnerships 

Business case preparation with case studies from similar industry / line of business (where possible), cost estimation and a walkthrough of many partner planning and selection elements.

The Intelligent Cloud 

Cloud based Business Intelligence and the management of Business, Application & Social Data in the Cloud, the basics of Data manipulation, relational & non-relational Cloud databases, Big Data etc.

Dispelling the Myths 

Clearing the fog around Cloud Security and Governance and clarification on executional elements, sponsorship, change, administrative process and policy making and other other elements critical to success.

The Organization and the Transition 

An example of internal and external organization structures and working models in managed service environments, tools and services to make the process easier, and the development and execution of a transition plan.

Advanced Planning & Integration 

An in-depth look at advanced aspects of multi-partner Cloud & Managed Services implementations. From selection & pre-qualification, to technical & contractual aspects, operations & governance.

The Mobile Cloud Opportunity 

An intro to the market, players, tools and resources related to the converging Cloud, Mobile Application & business space. Topics covered include "pseudo-app" development, social integration etc.


BUSINESS & PRODUCTIVITY APPLICATION COURSES


 A Google Apps Primer 

How Google Apps can provide an effective, efficient solution for your personal and business productivity needs. A great course that helps you get started with common office and communication tasks.

Using Google Apps as a Business Solution 

All the the material from the Google Apps primer plus specific content targeted at SMB and Enterprise users. A detailed case study covers the setup of an online business using Google Apps.



ADVANCED BUSINESS & SERVICE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS


1 Day Business IT Setup

This 1 day workshop demonstrates how a productivity & collaboration environment, office phones, integrated ERP, Sales, CRM, PM, BI / Analytics and other tools can be setup for a business within the Cloud in a single day. 

Implementing Cloud based PBX Solutions

With bandwidth prices dropping rapidly and broadband and mobile Internet now becoming pervasive, cloud-based PBXs offer an attractive and cost effective communications solution for your businesses. This course introduces the essentials and gets you on your way.

Subscription Billing & Payments in the Cloud

A concise introduction to Cloud based subscription billing, payment handling and merchant processing solutions for today's businesses, telecommunications carriers and content providers.

Cloud based Fixed and Mobile Carrier Architecture

This advanced, customized course shows existing fixed and mobile carriers, service providers and MVNOs how to maximize resource efficiencies and reduce customer management costs through a variety of solutions and techniques using the Cloud. Features new topics such as integration and mediation requirements for LTE, location management and convergent services.

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