If you are a leaving cert student, an IT graduate or somebody about to change career direction towards this area; you might want to think about Cloud Computing as an area of study. Cloud Computing is an umbrella term for a number of different technologies, all involving the internet and it’s potential to simplify the way we use computers and extend their capabilities.
In everyday life, we witness cloud computing in action via global companies like Google and Facebook. Cloud computing is about putting more of your digital material online and less on PCs or servers that are run locally.
The goal of cloud computing is to allow users to take benefit from all of these technologies, without the need for deep knowledge about or expertise with each one of them. The cloud aims to cut costs, and helps the users focus on their core business instead of being impeded by IT obstacles. The main technology behind cloud computing is virtualisation. Virtualisation software separates a physical computing device into one or more “virtual” devices, each of which can be easily used and managed to perform computing tasks.
Cloud computing is beneficial to many enterprises; it lowers costs and allows them to focus on other areas of the business instead of on matters of IT and infrastructure.
If you are still reading and still interested, the next question is, where can you begin your cloud computing career?
Dublin Business School run a BA (Hons) Marketing with Digital Media and Cloud Computing course. This is a specialised and innovative programme, which has been created to meet the needs of learners who seek to develop their knowledge and appreciation of concepts and frameworks of marketing with digital media at BA level.
NUI Galway run a Masters postgraduate course in Software Engineering & Database Technologies (MSc). This course is 2 years part time and includes optional modules like Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining.
The College of Management and IT (CMIT) offer some online courses on Cloud Computing including the The CompTIA Cloud Essential certificate, this course is applicable to a wide range of IT professionals and is geared towards those currently in or looking for positions as IT consultants, IT technical services, IT relationship managers, IT architects and consultants. This is an entry level course which could be the first step towards a technical career in cloud computing.
To find courses on Cloud Computing – view the following link – https://www.findacourse.ie/search/cloud/