• What is Cloud Computing
• Fact or Fiction
• Today’s Reality
• KM Role
• Types of Cloud Tools
• Selecting a Vendor
• Return on Investment
What is the Cloud
• What is Cloud Computing?
The term "cloud computing" refers to the on-
demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with
• Saas- deliver a single application to thousands using
a multitenant architecture.
• Utility Computing- offer storage and virtual servers
that can be accessed on demand.
CLOUD (KM) Selection
• Things to look for:
o No Upfront Investment- Replace upfront
Infrastructure costs with lower monthly fees.
o Low Ongoing costs- Reduces your overall IT costs
o Flexible Capacity- eliminate guessing on your
o Speed & Agility- Develop and deploy
o Aps not Ops- Focus on projects that differentiate
your business, not the infrastructure
o Global Reach
• Cloud Storage: Amazon Web Services, Oracle,
IBM, Rackspace, Microsoft, VM Ware, HP Cloud.
• Saas- Cornerstone On Demand (Talent
Management), Salesforce.com, Veeva Systems,
Box.com, Skydrive, Confluence Ondemand,
Sharepoint On Demand.
• Other Typs of Cloud- Paas, DNS as a Service,
Network as a Service.
o How do we define it?
• Pilot Groups
• Coalition Committee
• Budget and Resources
o Seed Phase
o Blitz Phase
o Sustain Phase
o Storytelling- celebrate the success
o Summits and F2F meetings
o Brownbags, development days
o Rewards and Recognition
OngoingPhase 1 Phase 2
Sample Roadmap of KM in the Cloud
KM Survey Initial
Weekly News Digest
Partner with IT on
Projects ID and
F2F Storytelling sessions
Learning Operations and Technology
Individual Student Enrollment
Contact: Marie Jeffery
Student Success Manager
Group Training or Site Licenses
Contact: Eric Weidner
Director of Business Development