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Tech 101 Learning Series: Cloud Computing

Join the Center for Digital Strategies as we translate foundational technology concepts into easy-to-understand language, making the learning experience enjoyable and relatable for all. Tech 101s are not just a lecture; they are casual and collaborative learning sessions! Come share your insights and questions with fellow MBA students, and build a supportive network of tech enthusiasts.


This session will focus on Cloud Computing, with an emphasis on:

  • What is a cloud computing?
  • How does cloud computing work?
  • What is the difference between private, public and hybrid clouds?
  • What are the main advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing?
  • Who are the major cloud providers?


Why should you, a Tuck MBA student, care about cloud computing?

  1. Strategic Business Advantages: Cloud computing offers significant strategic advantages for businesses of all sizes. Understanding cloud technologies empowers MBA students to make informed decisions about when and how to adopt cloud services to optimize their organization’s operations and gain a competitive edge. Cloud solutions can enhance scalability, agility, and cost-effectiveness, enabling businesses to adapt quickly to market changes and customer demands.
  2. Digital Transformation and Innovation: Cloud computing is at the forefront of digital transformation initiatives across industries. MBA students who grasp cloud concepts can drive innovation within their organizations, leveraging cloud services to streamline processes, improve customer experiences, and develop new products and services. Familiarity with cloud technology is crucial for MBA students as they lead businesses toward a digitally-driven future.
  3. Business Flexibility and Cost Efficiency: Cloud computing offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing businesses to scale resources up or down based on demand. This elasticity is especially valuable for startups and growing enterprises seeking cost efficiency without compromising performance. MBA students who understand cloud models can optimize their organization’s infrastructure costs, making resource allocation more efficient and effective.

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