Accommodating Cloud Computing in the Curricula of Schools of Computer Science and Information Systems
Source: Pace University
Cloud computing, technology services accessible through a browser and residing in the Internet "Cloud" (or in Intranets or Extranets for private clouds), is an unavoidable extension of Service-Oriented Architecture. Cloud computing is potentially the most disruptive technology trend since the arrival of the Internet. The primary cloud services to date are Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). While the financial benefits of cloud computing will eventually outweigh issues and concerns that hinder wholesale acceptance of cloud computing, educators still have the opportunity to get in front of the trend and help students prepare to reap more of the benefits and avoid more of the potential risks associated with the technology.