ONLINE MODULE – Cloud Computing

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ESTIMATED TIME FOR COMPLETION: 1-2 hours Cloud computing takes all the major components of computing – hardware, software, storage, networking, data, and expertise and makes them available virtually, globally and…

ONLINE MODULE – Cloud Computing

Course Overview


Cloud computing takes all the major components of computing – hardware, software, storage, networking, data, and expertise and makes them available virtually, globally and on-demand, allowing you to access them anywhere at anytime you have access to the internet. This online training course we will be looking at how cloud computing can benefit your business, strategies for choosing the right cloud computing solutions and more.

On completion of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Define ‘cloud’ computing
  • List the types of activities able to be conducted ´in the cloud´
  • Outline the benefits and risks of cloud computing to your business
  • Identify cloud computing solutions suitable for your business
  • Identify some strategies for choosing the right solution/s for your business
  • Identify risk management and security issues associated with cloud computing
  • Identify strategies to stay informed about the latest cloud computing technology that may benefit your business.


Cloud computing provides a cost-effective way of delivering your ICT requirements online. Documents, emails, customer details and applications can all be stored remotely by your cloud computing service provider and accessed over the internet through a web browser.

Cloud Computing and Your Business

Transitioning to cloud services may offer the following business benefits for small business owners, however, how much of a benefit it will be to your business will depend upon the nature of your business, which cloud model is adopted, how it is implemented and how well it is accepted in the work place.

The risks of cloud computing

There is, however, a downside to cloud computing …


Defining your cloud computing needs

Before you consider moving some or all of your business operations to the ‘cloud’ it is a good idea to think about the way you currently do business and therefore where potential efficiencies, cost savings or reduced risk could be enjoyed.

Types of cloud computing service models

The Australian Government has adopted the US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition for cloud computing which provides for three types of cloud service offerings.

Google Apps

Many people use Google on a daily basis to search for all types of things. What many people don’t realise is that Google also boasts a range of free applications which can help business owners save time and money. Importantly all of these applications are offered ‘in the cloud’.

Storage, backup and file sharing cloud solutions

Consider however what would happen to your business if you lost everything that was saved to your computer’s hard drive? What if your back up file was also damaged, stolen or lost? What would this mean to your business? How long would it take to get up and operational again? This is where cloud computing solutions really help!

Finance and accounting cloud solutions

A wide range of finance and accounting cloud solutions are available. On the pages to follow is a small selection to get you started:

Important Considerations

Whilst there are certainly some compelling benefits of considering a move to cloud, it is important to understand that there are also some risks associated with this relatively new ICT sourcing and delivery model.

What You Get for Your Money

  • A downloadable PDF – print it out and read it at your leisure or save an online version and engage in it digitally
  • A one hour (or longer) webinar recording with an expert on the topic running your through the content
  • Resources – downloadable resources related to the content where available
  • Access to our Private Facebook group where you can network with other likeminded business people who are engaging in digital skills training. Ask questions, gain support, keep updated!

About the Presenters

Yvette Adams

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She currently runs three businesses - The Creative Collective - a crowdfunding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective - a digital skills training organisation, and - an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter. In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government. Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’. Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BRiN, the worlds first artificial intelligence app. Download it for free!yvette-skills

Course Testimonials

Thank you Yvette, Zoe, Paul, Anthony and everyone involved in the program – I enjoyed every aspect of it! Beside providing me with tools with which to improve my online presence, it gave me confidence to go on. There is so much information packed in these twelve weeks, it is invaluable!
What can I Say? Heather is amazing! She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. Very detailed and thorough. Thank you a great session.
Concise, useful, professionally presented resources and training that I am able to immediately apply and benefit from. Thanks team!
Thanks it was a really valuable program … I now know what is out there, how it works, how vital it is and what to ask for when working with social media consultants (and can run checks on how well they are performing too! Since the program we have set up an online business using Shopify,and Facebook and are about to set up a Pinterest account too. Many thanks, it is a really valuable, down to earth and vital program.
The best thing about the training was that it exceeded my expectations and I gained a valuable insight into how using Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest can further grow our online business.
BYO Participant
This course really did ROCK! I had a ball and thanks to all the team there for such a well prepared course.
Learning heaps and really enjoying it so far. I love the depth of the course and resources available. I really glad that i have a lot of time to be able to put into it!
A wealth of information has been shared – mind blowing stats for future social media, hard to get my head around reinforced our need to engage in one or several forms of social media, best of all, it was very easy listening. Thank you.
I thought I knew a few things about social media, but my mind was blown during the session. My eyes have been opened up to the amazing opportunities we’ve been missing out on for our business
BYO Participant
Yvette Adams, just want to pass on this message. I have been struggling to put all my social medias together, trying to understand setting up a blog etc, even though my computer skills are minimal. But I’m determined to forge on. I’ve been leading a very busy life, but have managed to log on to webinars at 7.30p.m. Tuesdays. I find the e-lessons very easy to follow & are backed up by webinars. The greatest resource however seems to be the members lounge, where everyone raises issues & the great input by mentors & members is fantastic. At first I found it to be mind boggling, the amount of information, but now I want to try & use these resources to improve our business through social media. I think I found by planning a weekend or day off, with the plan to tackle it works for me. The Mentors are Brilliant! Thanks Training Collective!


Please note: As online tools update often, screenshots or orientations around the system given in this module may look different from what it does today. The learning principles will still apply.