Cloud Computing

Carnegie Mellon Adds Dual-Focus Cloud for Business Course

Carnegie Mellon University is adding a new six-unit course, "Cloud Computing for Business," to its School of Information Systems & Management academic offerings. The new course is intended to help students understand both the business and technology aspects of cloud.

On the business front, they'll learn reasons for using cloud computing, as well as the various models cloud is offered in, how it's priced and how cloud has been applied in business through case studies. The technology portion of the course will include hands-on class work with cloud technology and programming. Students will use both Amazon cloud services and the Pivotal Cloud Foundry for their technical assignments.

Pivotal is a spinoff from EMC, GE and VMware that has built up a set of tools and frameworks that developers can use to build and run cloud applications.

"We are very excited to be offering this new course to our students," said Andy Wasser, head of the School of Information Systems & Management. "Implementing Pivotal Cloud Foundry will enhance our students' learning experience and will further their skills in developing cloud-based technology solutions as they enter the workforce."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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