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Cloud in the Enterprise
Implementing next generation architecture for strategic advantage.

Learning Objectives:
Cloud is a game changer. The impact of cloud adoption will ultimately change the role of IT.
It’s a career changer too. Don’t get left behind.

Solution, Information and Business Architects and other IT team members need to understand the migration to a Cloud-based architecture now. This interactive 3-day workshop provides teams with the latest methods, best practices and emerging technologies for implementing a cloud environment.

Team members will also learn lessons from Real World implementations in government and enterprise as well as benefit from hands-on sessions on how to develop effective roadmaps for the successful adoption of cloud in their organization.

1. Cloud Computing Strategies for Enterprise IT Transformation
    Why a Cloud Architecture now?
  • The changing nature of business and IT capability
  • Types of Cloud: SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and others
  • Drivers of the adoption of Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • What is inhibiting adoption
  • Gotchas and common concerns
2. The Evolution of the Cloud Enterprise.
    A World of Virtual Services.Service-Oriented Architecture
  • The Cloud as a “Virtual Machine” with unlimited resources
  • What’s right for you? Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud
  • Characteristics of the Cloud Environment
  • Selecting and prioritizing which areas of the business and which applications to migrate to the Cloud
  • Real World look: Federal Government General Services Administration (GSA)

3. Cloud-based Enterprise Applications.
     A platform for Service-Oriented Architecture.

  • Services and Service Model-driven approaches
  • Components of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Location independence of services and end points

4. Big Data and the Cloud.
    Implementing Virtual Information Services.

  • The data center squeeze: Increase resource demand and reduced budget
  • The Hadoop environment
  • Components
  • Cloud service offerings for Big Data

5. Mobile Enterprise Applications.
    Thinking ahead.

  • A platform for digital transformation.
  • Enabling digital first customer experience
  • Front-end and back-end platform capability
  • The last mile: Geo-enabled capabilities

6. Planning Your Cloud Strategy.
    A Roadmap for migrating to the Cloud.

  • Cloud Buyers’ Requirements Questionnaire
  • The business case for cloud:
    Considering ROI of Cloud services
  • Licensing: What architects should know
  • Extending governance to the cloud
  • Where is my data and why does it matter 
  • Developing Your Road Map

7. Real World Cloud Services.
    Options, configurations and risks.

  • Infrastructure as Service (IaaS) vs. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • On-premises and service based cloud
  • Backup, DR and archiving
  • Load balancing and elastic capacity
  • Charge back schemes

8. Security concerns.
    Balancing IT capability and exposure.

  • Risks to virtualized systems
  • Design principles for security
  • Vendor Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Vendor agreements and security

9. Selecting a vendor.
   A look at what’s out there.

   The players, their service offerings, alliances and strategies as well as the impact of recent mergers
   and acquisitions.

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • VMware
  • Cisco
  • Evolutions in service offerings and other technology providers

10. Managing the evolving cloud.
    Migrating to a Cloud architecture.

  • Governance and the cloud environment
  • Managing instances of virtual machines
  • Data storage
  • Roles of IT jobs and Enterprise, Solutions and Information Architects
  • What will IT look like in 5 to years?

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(Intervista is now offering DAMA & EAIG members a 10% discount on all of our courses)

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  Course fees
 3-Day Executive Session
Small teams
(5 to 9 participants: fee per participant). Large teams inquire for additional discount.

$ 2795
Early enrollment
4 weeks prior to session date.

$ 2875
Regular enrollment
Must be received one day prior to session. No participant will be admitted into the course without prior payment arrangement.
$ 2915
Applicable taxes extra. All prices are in USD.

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Group discounts do not apply for customized courses. Educational sessions scheduled outside continental United States and Canada are subject to a 20% surcharge on tuition fees.

Cancellations are accepted up to two weeks prior to the course. A $100 service charge will be applied.
Please obtain a cancellation number from us to confirm.  Late cancellations will not be refunded, but enrollment fees may be credited to any future Intervista course, seminar or conference anywhere in North America. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Intervista Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or change scheduled dates or venues, as well as the right to substitute instructors with other highly qualified experts. Participants that cannot attend a rescheduled course and have paid for the course, will be entitled to a full refund or credit for another course.


To register for this course, complete our online registration form.
For more information about our innovation programs contact:
Teresa Di Cairano at 514-703-9370 or Robert Mazerolle at 514-717-7667.

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Program Overview

3 Day Program Overview
1. Cloud for Enterprise IT Transformation
2. The Evolution of the Cloud Enterprise
3. Cloud-based Enterprise Applications
4. Big Data and the Cloud
5. Mobile Enterprise Applications
6. Planning Your Cloud Strategy
7. Real World Cloud Services
8. Security concerns
9. Selecting a vendor
10. Managing the evolving cloud

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