Introduction to Digital Transformation with Google Cloud (Coursera)

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Introduction to Digital Transformation with Google Cloud (Coursera)
What is cloud technology or data science? More importantly, what can it do for you, your team, and your business? If you want to learn about cloud technology so you can excel in your role and help build the future of your business, then this introductory course on digital transformation is for you.

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This course defines foundational terms such as cloud, data, and digital transformation. It also explores examples of companies around the world that are using cloud technology to revolutionize their businesses. The course provides an overview of the types of opportunities and challenges that companies often encounter in their digital transformation journey and aligns them with the Google Cloud solution pillars. But digital transformation isn't just about using new technology. To truly transform, organizations also need to be innovative and scale an innovation mindset across the organization. The course offers best practices to help you achieve this.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Define fundamental terms such as data, cloud technology, and digital transformation.

- Use customer use cases to demonstrate how cloud technology is transforming businesses.

- Recognize the Google Cloud solution pillars and use cases for each.

- Describe key principles that help to scale an innovation mindset across an organization.


Course 1 of 3 in the Google Cloud Digital Leader Training Professional Certificate


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction

Welcome to Introduction to Digital Transformation with Google Cloud! In this module, you'll meet the instructor, learn about the course content, and how to get started.

Module 1: Why cloud technology is revolutionizing business

This module introduces cloud technology as a paradigm shift and explains how it’s irrevocably transforming businesses globally. It defines the fundamental ingredients of cloud technology—compute power and data—and how they can be used to create new value within a business.

Module 2: Digital Transformation with Google Cloud

Businesses might be at different stages in their digital transformation journey. Google Cloud has identified common opportunities and challenges that necessitate the use of cloud technology. Similarly, Google Cloud offers solutions categorized according to these challenges and opportunities. All of that is covered in this module.

Module 3: Scaling the innovation mindset

Cloud is not just about a technological transformation; it requires transforming the way we work, too. This module begins with an overview of six focus areas for an organizational transformation and then hones in on the sixth: innovation. It looks specifically at how to organically create and scale innovation through culture and business practices. It offers key principles, drawing examples from Google’s success and a real world scenarios, that you can apply in your day-to-day operations.

Summary

This module provides a summary of the key points covered in each module and next steps you can take to continue your learning.



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