There is a lot of hype around cloud computing and there are many claims about whether it can really be transformative. While the total cost of ownership benefits have been proven, questions about whether the cloud can deliver the same level of functionality remain. In this class, we examine how the cloud has changed how designers and manufacturers are using information technology and extending the value of it to better apply lean principles in their business.
- Identify the benefits of cloud computing
- Define common cloud terminology, such as software as a service and multitenant
- Describe where cloud applications can be deployed
- List and explain trends in cloud computing