Making Smarter IT Investments

Cloud is a common buzzword in the IT world, and in our daily lives we use the cloud to do everything from check email, to access work files, to online shopping. But most people don’t consider the details of what’s happening behind the scenes to give us anytime, anywhere access to data and services. We simply expect it to work.

In order to make smarter IT investments, it’s important to have a basic understanding of cloud computing, so you can choose the right cloud solution for your workplace. In this course, you’ll take 5 lessons that summarize various aspects of cloud adoption. Begin with an overview of the main cloud deployment models, as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). From there, explore how best to assess your agency’s cloud needs, discuss best practices for procuring cloud resources, and review case studies of successful cloud deployments in government.

Gain a better understanding of which cloud offering is right for your agency, how to procure it, and how to find the support you need to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.


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