Enterprise Computing Strategies MOOC

Enterprise Computing Strategies

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 was hosted as a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course. The course content was aimed at helping participants develop a new appreciation for the issues and challenges faced by the modern technology manager. Upon successful completion of this course, participants developed the tools necessary for making more informed computing infrastructure decisions. Participants learned 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. Course participants earned 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 resulted in a certificate of completion from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) and IBM.

Instructors for the course were 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.

There were no prerequisites for this course. Participants across the globe accessed the course from any place, at any time. The iSchool's Enterprise Computing Strategies MOOC began on Monday, Sept 1st, 2014 and concluded on October 17th, 2014.

The Syracuse University iSchool MOOC was hosted as part of a MOOC series, in collaboration with IBM, Marist College, and the Linux Foundation. More information on this first of a kind MOOC series can be found here.




The iSchool will pay the $75 application fee for students who successfully complete the ECS MOOC & apply to one iSchool graduate program (masters or certificate of advanced study) in 2015. Learn more

ECS MOOC Instructors

Dave and Susan Dischiave, ECS MOOC Instructors and Syracuse University iSchool faculty and program directors

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