In today’s environment of reduced IT budgets and expanding application footprints, organizations are investigating alternative models for delivering IT services. This session will review the characteristics of some of the emerging trends in the Cloud computing market such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service. Several ERP use cases will be provided for each Cloud service as well as how to leverage existing IT investments in each Cloud service area.
• Define the various cloud models (public, private & hybrid) with real-world examples
• Overview of Infrastructure and Platform as a Service and how they fit in an IT architecture
• Identify the business challenges to consider when evaluating Cloud platforms
• ERP use cases for utilizing Cloud services that can easily be applied by IT departments