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Business-Plattformen & Cloud Computing (elective)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The following learning outcomes are developed in the course:

- The students know common business platforms
- The students know advantages and disadvantages of business platforms and can select suitable platforms
- The students know the basics of cloud computing and cloud platforms
- The students know options for designing interfaces and how to use them
Process Automation (elective)* /ILV / Course no.: WPF.5 / 3rd semester / ECTS: 4

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

Students are given an overview of common business platforms and cloud computing. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of the respective platforms are discussed. Students are therefore able to select suitable platforms for a given problem. Students gain practical experience with selected platforms using case studies. In addition, methods for defining interfaces are discussed with the students.

recommended or required reading

- Erl, T., Puttini, R., Mahmood, Z: Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture. 2013
- Jackson, K., Goessling, S.: Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions: Build cloud strategies that align technology and economics while effectively managing risk. 2018
- Evans, D., Schmalensee, R.: Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms. 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis or written exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH) Michael Bucher, MA

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery