Explain the role of information technology (IT) in an organization for business transformation

Explain the customer value proposition for using the cloud across industries

Define key characteristics of cloud computing

Explain the cloud business model

Identify key security practices of cloud computing

Frame the cloud business value using the Cloud Value Framework


Line of Business (LoB) owners, IT leaders, and executives


No prior IT experience or cloud experience is required.


Half day

Outline for AWS Cloud Essentials for Business Leaders Training

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Information Technology for Business Transformation

Role of IT in an organization for business transformation

Brief history of IT

Legacy approach to IT

What drives customers to move from traditional infrastructure to the cloud

Module 3: Cloud Computing

Define cloud computing

Key characteristics of cloud technology

The cloud business model

Key security practices within the cloud

Module 4: Business Value of the Cloud

The customer value proposition

Identify who is using cloud computing

Industry trends

Customer examples

Module 5: The Cloud Value Framework

Introduction to the Cloud Value Framework

Cost Savings

Staff Productivity

Operational Resilience

Business Agility

Module 6: Business Value Activity