Cloud Computing for Business

Exploring cloud computing's impact, challenges and benefits in digital transformation

A Cutting-edge programme for digital business transformation

Enhance your understanding of cloud technologies and their applications

The Cloud Computing for Business module provides a thorough exploration of Cloud Computing technologies, focusing on their impact, challenges, and benefits in the realm of digital business transformation. Students will delve into the fundamental aspects of Cloud Computing, assessing key principles, frameworks, and methodologies necessary for effective implementation.

The course also addresses governance and security challenges, guiding students to evaluate various cloud security architectures and deployment strategies. Additionally, the module covers a wide range of cloud services, including storage, machine learning, compute, analytics, and quantum computing. Students will learn to critically assess these services and develop strategies to harness their potential for driving business transformation.


Innovative teaching methods for mastering digital business technologies

The Cloud Computing for Business module is designed to shape the digital leaders of tomorrow. Students will gain a deep understanding of how to leverage scalable and flexible IT resources to drive innovation and efficiency in business operations.

Combining synchronous and asynchronous learning, it features advanced teaching strategies like problem-based learning, gamification and the flipped classroom approach, all guided by expert tutors. Students will delve into cloud principles, governance, security, and a wide range of services, leveraging AI to enrich their learning experience and drive business transformation.

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Full course breakdown

Subjects covered:

Our Cloud Computing for Business module covers a comprehensive range of topics essential for mastering cloud technologies and driving digital transformation:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • What is Cloud Computing?
    • Cloud Computing Service Models
    • Cloud Computing Deployment Models
    • Cloud Technologies
  • Enterprise Digital Architecture and Transformation
    • Enterprise Systems Architecture
    • Functional/Non-functional Architectural Requirements
    • Information and Applications
    • Opportunities/Challenges
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Digital Transformation as a Staged Process
    • Business Readiness
  • Cloud Strategies for Business Transformation
    • Cloud Strategy
    • Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators
    • Innovation: How Moving to the Cloud has Improved Businesses
    • Enterprise Architecture on the Cloud
    • Cloud Computing Characteristics (Interoperability, Scalability, Availability, Mobility, Analyticity, Usability)
  • Cloud Adoption
    • Cloud Adoption Frameworks
    • Organisational Change Management
    • Migration Scenarios
    • Hybrid Model
    • DevOpSec
  • Cloud Security Fundamentals
    • Importance of Cybersecurity
    • Core Security Principles
    • Cloud Security Concepts and Components
    • Shared Security Model
    • Network Security
    • Data Security
    • Security Considerations for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

Through this module, you will develop a mastery of cloud computing principles and technologies, design and implement effective cloud strategies, gain expertise in cloud security practices, and support digital transformation initiatives. This robust curriculum ensures you are well-prepared for roles such as cloud architect, cloud security specialist, IT consultant, and digital transformation leader.

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Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Assess core principles, frameworks, development methodologies, and tools for adopting
    cloud computing solutions to support digital business transformation.
  • Critically analyse the governance and security challenges associated with cloud-based
    systems, and evaluate potential cloud security architectures and deployment strategies.
  • Evaluate the intersection and impact of fog and edge computing in relation to cloud
  • Critically appraise a wide range of existing and emerging cloud services (e.g. storage,
    machine learning, compute, analytics, quantum computing) and develop strategies to leverage these services for digital business transformation.
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Module leader

Grace Herbert, National College Ireland

Drawing on a strong background in cybersecurity and computing and extensive experience at the National College of Ireland, Grace developed the Cloud Computing module. This innovative pilot programme equips students with comprehensive cloud computing knowledge, covering fundamentals, enterprise architecture, digital transformation, cloud adoption, and security.

Grace is passionate about advancing educational technology and empowering students with cutting-edge cloud skills.

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This cloud computing module provides critical skills for implementing innovative IT solutions, paving the way for careers in IT management, cloud architecture, cybersecurity, and digital transformation leadership.

Beyond cloud computing, our Digital4Business master’s programme and micro-credentials offer a diverse range of modules designed to equip you with cutting-edge skills and knowledge. Discover how you can enhance your expertise and advance your career by exploring the full spectrum of courses available at Digital4Business.

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Part of the Digital4Business ecosystem

This new module is a core module in the Digital4Business programme, a €19.9m EU-funded online master’s programme that is shaping the digital leaders and strategists of tomorrow. Discover how cloud computing drives business innovation and efficiency, and acquire the expertise needed to lead in the digital era.

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Minimum B2 level in English. IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL PBT: 600 TOEFL CBT: 200 TOEFL iBT: 100

Minimum EFQ level 6 qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent). Flexibility may apply for the pilot.