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About this course

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Cloud computing is a foundational capability for success in business information systems. To be adaptable in the digital environment, businesses need agility, scale, and operating flexibility. Cloud computing applications can fulfill these needs. In this course, you will explore components of network architecture, virtualization, cloud computing models, deployment on the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Enroll now to learn the advantages of cloud computing in a business environment and the impact of cloud computing on information technology.

Verified Learners will need to purchase a textbook in order to successfully complete the course. See the FAQ for details.

What you'll learn

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  • How cloud computing is impacting IT in organizations
  • Fundamentals of network and application architecture
  • Fundamentals of various cloud-computing service and deployment models including Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Security, risk, and governance challenges related to cloud computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential for business impact

Meet your instructors

Alan Dennis
Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
Bipin Prabhakar
Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
Tom Gregory
Director, Institute for Digital Enterprise Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business
Indiana University

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Does this course require a textbook?

Yes, if you are Verified Learner, a textbook is required. If you choose to verify, you will also need to purchase a copy of FitzGerald, J., Dennis, A., & Durcikova, A. (2018). Business Data Communications and Networking (13 ed.). Wiley. Print ISBN: 9781119368830, 1119368839: eText ISBN: 9781119368847, 1119368847. This textbook typically costs around $19.80 to rent and $72.00 to purchase permanently. A digital copy is acceptable.

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