The cloud is moving so quickly that you can be forgiven if you have trouble staying on top of everything you need to know. That's where Internet Evolution can help, with our upcoming 7 Days of Executive Education (7DEE): Getting Clued In to the Cloud.
7DEE is a seven-day free online course spread out over three weeks that will teach you what you need to know about deploying the cloud in your enterprise, including security, customization, public vs. private vs. hybrid, and more. It starts October 30 -- that's a week from now.
It starts with "Dispelling the Fog About Cloud Computing," where Daniel Kusnetzky, analyst and founder of the Kusnetzky Group, will fill you in on the fundamentals. We'll follow up two days later with "Getting Security Right in the Cloud," with Richard Stiennon, founder and chief research analyst at IT-Harvest. Then comes "The Perfect Fit: Tailoring Cloud Solutions to Suit Your Organization," with Douglas R. Thomas, president and CEO of HUB Business Support Services, a Long Island IT consulting firm. Tom Nolle, founder and president of CIMI Corp., will teach "Wringing Out Those Cloud Benefits," then Maria Korolov, president of Trombly International, will fill you in on "Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds." We'll wrap up with "What Infrastructure-as-a-Service Means to You," with H. Randy Cochran, founder and principal IT architect for Data Center Enhancements, Inc. And finally, Craig Sowell, vice president for IBM SmartCloud and managed services marketing at IBM, will point us to the future with "Where the Cloud is Taking Us." (IBM sponsors Internet Evolution.)
There are no attendance requirements. You can sit in on as many or as few classes as you like, participate as much or as little as makes sense for you. However, students who fulfill the complete course requirements will earn graduation. To graduate, you need to complete a minimum of four of the seven lectures, attending and posting at least five messages. Complete at least four of the seven lectures and you get a C, complete five and you get a B, and do all seven for an A.
All graduates receive a certificate signed by the Dean of 7DEE, a stylish "7D" pin, and get their grades published on their Internet Evolution profiles and recognized in our Role of Honor on the Internet Evolution site. For more information about graduation requirements, see here: 7 Days of Executive Education: How do I graduate?
Get the complete rundown on the schedule, class descriptions, and lecturer biographies here: Curriculum Calendar: Getting Clued In to the Cloud.
Got everything you need to know? Register for 7DEE's "Getting Clued in to the Cloud" here.
We're looking forward to seeing you in our virtual hallowed halls of academe next week.
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— Mitch Wagner , Editor in Chief, Internet Evolution