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Enterprise Computing Strategies

Marist College and Syracuse University via Open Education by Blackboard

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Enterprise computing is a computer hardware/software environment that is typically used to anchor corporate and government Information Technology data center infrastructures. Enterprise computers are generally used to solve very large complex problems where high availability, high performance, high reliability and ultra-high security are required for addressing high volatility transaction volumes and where these key performance criteria are needed for delivering mission critical solutions. The iSchool’s Enterprise Computing Strategies (ECS) MOOC is a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course. The course content will help participants develop a new appreciation for the issues and challenges faced by the modern technology manager. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will develop the tools necessary for making more informed computing infrastructure decisions. Participants will learn strategies in computing resource provisioning, since not all computing resources are created equal and since solving enterprise problems is not as easy as just adding more hardware. After this course participants will have an appreciation for developing a computing strategy that can help their organizations save money on equipment acquisition and labor, reduce energy consumption, and simplify and secure their IT infrastructure. Successfully completed coursework will result in a certificate of completion from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) and IBM. Instructors for the course are Susan Dischiave - associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Science in Information Management & Technology program for the iSchool at Syracuse - and Dave Dischiave - associate professor and director of the Global Enterprise Technology Programs and the Systems & Information Science Program for the iSchool at Syracuse.

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Dave Dischiave and Susan Dischiave


4.8 rating, based on 9 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I took this course a number of years ago. At the time I wasn't sure that these two profs know what they were talking about; especially, with the the focus on large-scale computers running proprietary operating and application software connected by proprietary networks. It finally all came together when our organization was hacked and much of data was stolen aand corrupted. Well, I finally get it. I just wish I could have taken more courses from them, they are diffinately ahead of their time. No more COTS software and public networks for us.
  • Anonymous
    My take on this was that the material was very detailed, relevant and well organized. I also, didn't get it at first. I think these two profs relate better to people with real industry experience. I can imagine them advising very senior level people. They seem so comfortable with inductry leaders. I liked the course and only wish I had the opportunity to take other courses from them. You could immediately tell they've "been there, done that" which I didn't get from the profs from my university.
  • Anonymous
    I also finally get what these professors were talking about with this proprietary software/private networks thing. The satellite network threw me but I get it now. This last major ransomware attack on the Colonial pipeline brought it home for me. I guess they really did know what they were talking about. Go figure. Maybe I should have paid more attention.
  • Anonymous
    I can't say I've taken a better online class. The attention to detail was incredible. I liked the real-world examples. I can only imagine these two professors are amazing to have in a face to face classroom environment.
  • Anonymous
    I tried to contact the Prof Dischaves at Syracuse University and was told they were doing work for Harvard. I tried there but no luck. My manager wants them to teach this course in person. he seems to think they get it.
  • Anonymous
    My manager came across these reviews and asked me to see if this course could be run again and if the university had a way for us to contact the instructors to see if they are available for consulting.
  • Anonymous
    I generally don't write reviews, but this course was pretty good. I do IT for a living so some of the material covered I already knew. I didn't agree totally, at least at the time, with enterprise technologies thinking they are too expensive but now I see the true cost of the massive server farms. The profs were actually more knowledgeable than I gave them credit for taking the class. I guess they were just way ahead of their time.
  • Anonymous
    Extremely well done and relevant. I liked the real world examples and the way the material was tied to what induxstry is doing and should do
  • Anonymous
    I just stumbled across this so I put in my 2 cents, I also took this course a few years ago, I think they called it a Mooc or something like that. I thought there was too much emphasis on big or large scale enterprises and not enough on us smaller companies. However, I finally get it with the proprietary software approach with private networks. it makes sense now that they aren't easy to breach. I remember Susan saying something like you pay a little more now so that you don't pay a lot more later. I didn't get it than, get it, now.

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