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5 Things to Know Before Investing in the Cloud

by Michael Hess
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Published on December 6, 2017

Most IT investments start with a plan that includes technical requirements, costs, and timelines. Unfortunately, those plans often fail to adequately explain the benefits of the investment to every stakeholder.

In this 30-minute webinar, Anthony Sequeira teaches you how to communicate about more than just the technical aspects of cloud infrastructure, using the vocabulary you'll need for communicating to a broader audience about benefits and risks of cloud migration.

Here's the breakdown of topics from the webinar:

0:24 – Thing #1: There are multiple levels of service with the cloud 1:03 – Thing #2: The cloud isn't going steal all the IT jobs 2:00 – Thing #3: "Cloud" is just fancy marketing 2:46 – Thing #4: The cloud is as secure as on-prem

3:55 – Are you ready for the cloud?

6:47 – Think #5: There are challenges or risks with the cloud

10:40 – Steps for implementing an off-prem or hybrid solution 14:09 – Impact of the migration on IT staff and infrastructure

If you're on the non-technical side of your organization, you can learn everything you need to know about the cloud in Anthony's Cloud Essentials course. You can even get certified with CompTIA. (For the technical folks, you'll want to start with CompTIA Cloud+.)

You can also learn about the cloud with these blog posts and courses from CBT Nuggets trainers:


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