CBT Nuggets Cloud Computing

CBT Nuggets Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing
On-the-Job Training
Get the power of the cloud! You’re a small-to-medium sized company, but you want the storage power that drives big company infrastructure. Once you enter the cloud, that power is yours.
This video series will turn you into a savvy cloud user/admin. Chris Ward has taken hours of research and testing and distilled it into easy-to-follow instruction. In no time, you’ll understand cloud storage, infrastructure, and SAAS (software as a service).

Videos in course:
Total Course Duration: 07:18:54
Introduction to Cloud Computing 00:26:30
Introduction to Cloud Computing – If you’ve never even heard of Cloud Computing, or perhaps did hear a little bit, this Nugget will give you an excellent introduction to the terminology, uses, and caveats about using the "Cloud" as your software and even infrastructure source. Learn the meaning of SaaS, IaaS, and Utility Computing. Decide whether this might be something that could revolutionize your small-to-medium sized business.
Cloud Computing and Basic Migration 00:18:37
You’ve heard the hype, but now you want to get down to what is going to help your business. In this Nugget we’ve looked at the three primary areas that Cloud Computing can help you out: Email, Applications, and Data storage. We also give you a brief primer on things you might need before proceeding into a Cloud environment.
Google Apps Premiere Setup 00:36:26
Here we’ll see how you can get Gmail set up for your company’s domain, give you access to Google Docs and even let you keep the email addresses your users are used to. Flawless integration and at a much smaller price point than doing it "in-house."
End user training on Gmail 00:36:50
Many people already have a Gmail account. Now that they’re going to have access to Gmail as part of the workplace, we show you how to organize, categorize, and even search on the email you’ll get. The interface is simple and easy to use, plus you’ll be amazed at how all this is integrated as part of the Google App environment.
Introduction to MobileMe 00:35:49
If you have an Apple product like a MacBook or iMac, you’ll be familiar with Apple’s Cloud solution for mail, contacts, calendar, and data storage. It’s easy to use and easy to set up. With a "Family plan" you can add multiple users and even increase Data storage. Small business looking for some great resources? MobileMe is a great solution.
Introduction to Zoho 00:29:30
This incredible suite of SaaS applications is jam-packed with useful software that your company can access via the Cloud. From CRM to Recruiting to Basic Office like products, Zoho is a popular solution amongst small-midsize businesses. Keep your domain name, just point it to your new organization and start being productive. Uses Group Policies AND IP-specific access if you desire. In this Nugget we run you through the basic setup for your organization and show a few of the many applications.
Google Apps – Gmail Setup 00:21:01
Once you’ve created your Google Premiere login and users, you’ll want to get your email accounts set up. There will be MX records to change, Postini settings to change, and you’ll want to confirm access to your Domain Host. Very simple, but there are a few gotchas to look out for.
Google Apps – Google Docs Basics 00:17:48
Collaborating with other users on documents is just ONE cool feature of the Google Docs App. Creating new word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and other documents are a snap. Importing your existing documents is even easier. Don’t want to change the format? No problem, you can import and store documents in their original formats.
Google Apps – Google Sites Basics 00:41:31
How would you like to create your own websites? Not only accessible within your own domain, but outside to the world? Google Sites gives you the power to take Cloud Computing to the next level with Intranet sites, publicly available sites, and even collaboration sites within your Cloud. Templates, Themes, and more are at your fingertips. No HTML experience required!
Amazon S3 – Storage Solution 00:27:12
Amazon is one of the largest Internet based companies in the world. They handle millions of dollars every day in e-commerce as well as storing petabytes of information and online books. With S3, your company gets access to their huge storage cloud they’ve created at pennies per gigabyte. Learn how simple users or powerful developers can access the cloud to store important and vital data.
Online Backup Solutions 00:31:12
You might have mounds of DVDs and CDs hanging out in your small business, all because you want to back up critical data. For small businesses and even personal use, there are several Online Backup Solutions you can use. We take a look at three of them: Mozy, Carbonite, and Microsoft’s Sky drive.
Microsoft Office LIVE Workspaces 00:20:34
Let’s face it, Microsoft Office is the premiere solution for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Nearly everyone is familiar with these products and familiar with the interface. So why not utilize the cloud and create a workspace to store important documents and spreadsheets without having to create multiple copies and email them all over the place? Live Workspace is a great solution in that you can place documents up to be shared, reviewed, edited and even version tracked. No more multiple revisions, no more lost jump drives — this is a winning combination.
Web Conferencing and Collaboration 00:37:14
This element of cloud computing has been around quite a while. For over a decade, businesses have been utilizing these tools for meetings, live training sessions and more. Now with increased bandwidth and Quality of Service, Web Conferencing offers your Video on Demand, VoIP, desktop sharing, application sharing, whiteboards, polling and more! Think of it as your Conference room in the cloud, and you don’t even have to leave your home.
Google Wave 00:35:49
As of the recording of this CBT Nugget, we have access to Google’s "Wave" technology that is a combination of Instant Messenging, Video, and Web Conferencing elements. Will it take off? It could be the first step in integrated collaboration and there are many other "Cloud technologies" that are still in the experimental stage. In this short Nugget we show you what Google Wave has so far and give you some "be on the lookout" items coming soon.
Warnings and Caveats when using Cloud Computing 00:22:51
As with any technology, you need to be aware of a few "gotchas" when it comes to cloud computing. In this Nugget we look at data security, contract issues, and of course disaster recovery issues. Nothing that should stop you from using Cloud Computing, but every smart IT manager should keep an eye on certain things. Find out what to watch for in this Nugget.

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