About this Course
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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: http://tinyurl.com/hvtz2ph...
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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction

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! ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 50 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Welcome from the University of Melbourne1m
Week 1 Overview: Cloud Computingm
Disruptive Technology: Where Does the Cloud Fit?5m
Student Debate: Is the Cloud the end of Traditional IT Outsourcing?11m
History of the Cloud6m
History of the Cloud with Leslie Willcocks3m
Cloudspeak8m
How Cloud Works with Shane Hercules5m
Demystifying the Cloud with Vince Kellen5m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview20m
Start of Course Survey10m
Outsourcing to the Cloud30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
1. Introduction to the Cloud15m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Module 2: Cloud Adoption

Welcome to the second week of Moving to the Cloud! In this module we will look at cloud adoption. First, from a macro perspective and then from the perspective of individual cases and experts. Our special guest interviewees are from Accenture, the Cloud Standards Customer Council, the Australian Taxation Office, and more. We will examine cloud computing in practice and common challenges for cloud buyers and sellers alike. We’ll also take a look at cloud first policies and some of the crucial first steps towards conducting your own due diligence when embarking on cloud computing projects....
Reading
13 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
Cloud Adoption11m
Cloud Adoption Trends with Vince Kellen3m
Vendor and Client Challenges with Russel Ives12m
Governments Adopting Cloud10m
Cloud First Policies with Mike Baker1m
Student Debate: Should Federal Governments Move to the Cloud?11m
Using the Cloud - A Beginning5m
Adopting Cloud at the University of Kentucky with Vince Kellen3m
Adopting Cloud at the Australian Taxation Office with Mike Baker8m
Insights on Cloud Challenges with Claude Baudoin11m
Insights on Cloud Adoption with Rodrigo and Amir7m
Forming Requirements7m
Reading1 reading
Tricks and Traps of the Cloud40m
Quiz1 practice exercise
2. Cloud Adoption15m
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Cloud Commercials

Welcome to week three! At the end of this week you will be half way through the course. In this module we will become familiar with the commercial aspects of cloud. We will explore cloud contracts and the specific clauses to watch out for. Then we’ll take a look at some common KPIs in a cloud SLA and what they mean for the business. Some of our previous guest lecturers will also return to share their insights and experience. Lastly, we will investigate the complexity of pricing in cloud configurations and the different vendor charging models....
Reading
11 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Introducing Cloud Commercials6m
The Cloud Contract15m
SLAs and KPIs8m
Cloud Contracts and SLAs with Rodrigo and Amir3m
Cloud Pricing13m
Cloud Pricing with Mike Baker2m
Cloud Pricing with Claude Boudoin6m
Cloud Pricing with Rodrigo and Amir9m
Cloud Issues with Claude Boudain9m
On Demand with Rodrigo and Amir3m
Reading1 reading
IAAS Contracts45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
3. Commercials24m
Week
4
Clock
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Getting Ready to Move

Welcome to the fourth week! This module is all about getting ready to move the cloud! There is more to moving to the cloud than signing the contract. We need to prepare our organization and muster our people. First, we will introduce: a model for managing the process of change and a capability maturity framework for assessing the “as-is” and “to-be” organizational states. Second, we shall explore the different areas of strategy, architecture, processes, structure, governance and relationships - organizational areas that need to be considered when taking advantage of the cloud. We will also have a couple of student presentations on the differences between cloud and traditional on premise, and generic principals for the adoption of cloud computing technology....
Reading
11 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Getting Ready to Move5m
Managing Change5m
Capability Maturity4m
Cloud and Traditional On-Premise Computing3m
Business Architecture5m
Generic Principles for Cloud Adoption: Student Presentation7m
Processes7m
Organization6m
Governance5m
Impact on Roles6m
Reading1 reading
Organisational Change Management - Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 815m
Quiz1 practice exercise
4. Getting Ready to Move15m
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Top Reviews

By SMJun 13th 2018

I am enjoying the reading and the responses from my classmates. Very informative and creates a good space for debate on public/private cloud.

Instructors

Rod Dilnutt

Dr
Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne

Sara Cullen

Dr
Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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