Cloud Computing: Strategy, Compliance and Migration Plan

Drive business strategies and plan a holistic digital transformation with cloud computing.

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3 Months, Online
4-6 hours per week + Live sessions with faculty

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What Will This Programme Do For You?

  • Create relevant strategies for cloud-based architecture to upscale the organisation to meet the market demand
  • Deduce the plan for guarding the use of data at rest and data in motion to mitigate risk and protect data
  • Prepare people and organisation for migration to get the buy-in and support from various stakeholders
  • Examine the different migration patterns and strategies related to cloud migration to facilitate the appropriate option specific to the business needs
  • Determine the regulatory boundaries for cloud computing and resilience in the cloud to plan the migration in accordance with regulations

Programme Highlights

70+ Video Lectures

8 Reflection Activities

8 Assignments

5 Discussion Boards

4+ Live sessions with faculty

1 Try-it Activity

1 Try-it Activity

1 Capstone Project

Programme Modules

    • Identify various types of cloud computing in the market
    • Determine the business benefits, risk and values for building or migration
    • Create a proof of concept and a roadmap to suit the individual context
    • Financial advantages of Cloud Computing
    • Green IT advantages of Cloud Computing
    • Examine the different types of SaaS available to choose the best option for the specific business need
    • Evaluate the SaaS providers from the price point and licenses provided to shortlist service providers based on budget
    • Apply the SaaS Product metrics pyramid to develop the optimal product strategy
    • Describe IaaS and PaaS to appreciate how these services function from a consumer perspective
    • Explain the evolution of IaaS and PaaS over time
    • Illustrate migration patterns to adapt it in real life contexts and in your application landscape
    • Explore the possibilities in modern cloud offerings to find solutions for existing and potential problems
    • Examine Storage Defined Software for adopting a versatile data storage system
    • Explore Multicloud strategy for a futuristic cloud strategy
    • Describe a DR process for mitigating risks during database failures
    • Request for cloud services (RFQ)
    • Service Level Agreement (SLA) and lifecycles of the cloud services
    • Prepare a plan for migration based on the sample selected
    • Predict the prerequisites to plan for the implementation
    • Identify the financial implications of a cloud model and the processes needed to run the cloud efficiently
    • Creating the Center of Excellence

      • Defining the roles and responsibilities of the COE
      • Building and enabling the COE team
    • Identify various threats related to cloud migrations to strategise for risk mitigation
    • Apply various measures to protect data from the risk
    • Evaluate cyber security standards and risks for current systems
    • Examine the regulatory boundaries for cloud computing in Asia and elsewhere
    • Identify the resilience concepts to achieve the desired resilience in the cloud
    • Examine different setups for business continuity to arrive at the appropriate approach for specific business environment
    • Migrate to AWS or Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud (with Example or as Case Study)

      • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
      • Microsoft Azure Cloud Adoption Framework
      • Google Cloud Adoption Framework
    • Design a plan to prepare for cloud journey
    • Prepare people and organization for change management necessary to migrate to the cloud successfully
    • Create a cloud case to convince the stakeholders

Capstone Project

The capstone will enable the learners to formulate a cloud migration strategy by the end of this programme. The curriculum is designed to explore each week one aspect of the plan that motivates the learner to arrive at a decision for their own individual context.

Why Enrol for the Programme?

Organisations are now adopting cloud as the key enabler for complete digital transformation. It is vital for transition from a piece-meal approach to a holistic end to end digital transformation with cloud at its core. This transition has further accelerated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The global cloud computing market is expected to grow from USD 445.3 billion in 2021 to USD 947.3 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.3% during the forecast period (Research and Markets, 2021). Therefore, it is not just imperative to be aware of cloud computing but also how using it for organisational data storage, and infrastructure can help drive your business forward.

Cloud Computing: Strategy, Compliance and Migration Plan, an online programme offered by the NUS School of Computing, is designed to give you the knowledge required to plan cloud migration journey for your organisation.

Who Is This Programme For?

This programme is designed for senior-level managers and decision-makers who have worked in the information technology sector. Both professionals with tech and non-tech backgrounds can benefit from this programme.

The programme is applicable across major industries, including IT services, software development, internet technology, telecommunications, financial services, banking, computer and network security, and across all functions.

This programme is beneficial for professionals aspiring to:

  • Understand the critical steps and how to move to cloud computing solutions to scale and migrate business functions
  • Develop cloud infrastructure knowledge to plan and enhance business viability

Programme Goals

  • Gain an understanding of the current cloud migration trends and market players involved
  • Learn to make key decisions about cloud migration in your organisation
  • Prepare a clear cloud migration strategy and executable plan

Programme Faculty

Dr Michael Gorriz

Senior Executive Education Fellow, PhD in High Energy Laser, Master's in Physics

Starting his career as a physicist in the aerospace industry, Dr Michael Gorriz- discovered his passion for information technology when he joined the IT department of the car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler in 2000. One of his first duties was the post-merger integration of the finance and procurement systems of the German American manufacturer. Later, he became the CIO of the Mercedes-Benz Car Group and assumed the role... More info

Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer

Lecturer, NUS School of Computing, PhD in Cloud Computing, Master’s in Electrical Engineering

Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore. Before this, he worked as a lead DevOps engineer at He has received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and subsequently his Master's and PhD degrees from the National University of Singapore... More info

Guest Speakers

Faculty Member Bhupendra Warathe

Bhupendra Warathe

Managing Director, Accenture, Banking & Cloud Lead, APAC, Middle East & Africa

Faculty Member Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe

Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services

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