As cloud-computing starts to take hold, a number of significant advantages have turned out to be evident. The first one of these, and perhaps the most important, is the costs. The cloud claims to decrease the price of obtaining, providing, and sustaining computing power, a gain of specific significance during times of financial hardship. By allowing agencies to buy just the computing solutions required, rather than purchasing complicated and costly IT infrastructures, companies can lower the expenses of creating, screening, and sustaining brand new as well as current systems (Amies et al., 2012). The next most important aspects within cloud computing is accessibility or simply access. The cloud guarantees universal use of high-powered storage as well as computing solutions for any individual having a network accessibility device. By supplying such functions, cloud-computing assists to help telework projects, in addition to strengthen an agency's continuity of operations (COOP)…… [Read More]
Cloud and all of its benefits have begun taking hold in today's society. This trend of outsourcing important computer operations has been met with some resistance. The purpose of this essay is to explore the risks involved with cloud computing. This essay will argue that there are four main risks that potential cloud users must be aware of before fully adopting it: security, compliance, data loss, outages.
The largest and most obvious risk to cloud computing is the ability it has to manage the security issues of the customer. Byrne reported that "in a recent survey of 4,500 high-level IT professionals in 83 countries, ISACA (the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) discovered that organizations fear the risks of using public cloud services. 69% of North American respondents believed that the risks of using the cloud outweigh the benefits." This is a problem for those who have envisioned the…… [Read More]
Cloud computing is defined by Cearly and Phifer in their case study titled "Case tudies in Cloud Computing" as "a style of computing in which scalable and elastic it-related capabilities are provided ' as a service' to customers using Internet technologies." Cloud computing services had been provided by major vendors such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and others for business computing until recently when Apple Corporation announced iCloud for consumers. Therefore, cloud computing is now available for businesses as well as consumers. Read the case study titled, " Ericsson," located here (http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/ericsson/), about Ericsson cloud computing.
Assess how Ericsson benefitted from Amazon Web ervices (AW) in terms of cost reduction, automated software updates, remote access, and on-demand availability.
Ericcson has over 2 billion subscribers so it does have to provide them with instant and on-demand availability. They also want to provide this service at an inexpensive price and make…… [Read More]
Explain why cloud computing differs from other traditional forms of providing IT support. This answer should include the characteristics of cloud computing.
There are many different definitions that can be used to describe cloud computing. However, the importance of how the technology is transforming business models greatly exceeds any specific definition. There are three different forms of the cloud that are cited in any definition of cloud computing (Gabrielsson, Hubertsson, Mas, & Skog, 2010). The most common version of a cloud solution is the Software as a Service (SaaS). This allows users to access software on demand that is hosted online.
Cloud Connectivity (Gabrielsson, Hubertsson, Mas, & Skog, 2010)
Cloud computing also encompasses Platform as a Service (PaaS). An example of this could be an entire organizational email platform that runs on the cloud structure. The final component of the cloud system is known as Infrastructure as a…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing as an Enterprise Application Service
eordering the economics of software, cloud computing is alleviating many of the capital expenses (CAPEX), inflexibility of previous-generation software platforms, and inability of on-premise applications to be customized on an ongoing basis to evolving customer needs. These are the three top factors of many that are driving the adoption of cloud computing technologies in enterprises today. Implicit in the entire series of critical success factors that are forcing the migration of on-premise to cloud computing platforms is the greater agility and speed the latter platform offers. Line-of-business executives today are increasingly defining the priorities of IT departments, often also defining budgeting cycles as well. Their primary concern is ability able to quickly get up and running on a new enterprise application, integrating its workflows into existing legacy and 3rd party systems, databases and applications, while also getting the performance gains of the new…… [Read More]
Assessing the isks of Cloud Computing
Despite the many economic advantages of cloud computing, there are just as many risks, both at the information technologies (IT) and strategic level for any enterprise looking to integrate them into their operations. The intent of this analysis is to evaluate three of the top risks of cloud computing and provide prescriptive analysis and insight into how best to manage each. Despite widespread skepticism of cloud computing with many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior executives, its value continues to re-define the enterprise software industry with projections of between 17% to 22% growth through 2015, becoming a $15B segment of the software industry (Blumenthal, 2011). The three top risks of cloud computing include data security and access, data segregation, and regulatory auditing and compliance (Blumenthal, 2011). As many cloud computing platforms are on open source-based operating systems including Linux, security is exacerbated…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Strategy
Cloud computing is becoming big now, because it is easy to see how this kind of computing can be beneficial to all different types of businesses. Because of the value of cloud computing, the federal government is considering moving much of their information technology workload to the "cloud." In other words, much of the information would be stored in a way that would make access to it - for intended parties - much easier and much faster. This could help with efficiency and reduce the need for a data center, but it is not without its concerns and difficulties. The 25 Point Implementation Plan to eform Federal Information Technology (Kundra, 2010) institutes a "Cloud First" policy to help accelerate and standardize the adoption of cloud computing solutions across the U.S. Federal government. It will be analyzed here in an effort to better understand what cloud computing can…… [Read More]
Today's and tomorrow's technologies and their impact on society has been brought by the development of a new technology which is referred as cloud computing. Cloud computing are techniques and common technologies that are used in Information Technology. It means data which are hosted in a given area (center) then it is dismissed without knowing the design of hosting known as utility computing which tends to permits near real time and a policy-based control of the computing resources. This form of technology normally represents different ways of remotely managing computing resources, for example, there is an establishment of an account with the Google group to build and deploy application systems into the cloud. The system are not restricted to being simplistic however, they ought to be since they can be the applications of the web which only requires http services as well as, relational database. This paper therefore…… [Read More]
Many businesses are experimenting and slowly embracing the concept of cloud computing and Web2.0 .organizations choosing projects which can reap full benefits from cloud computing and Web2.0.this evolution has began as organizations are now taking a crawl, walk run approach which is building towards an eventual implementation of cloud and Web2.0 implementation. Organizations are now following the pragmatic path towards cloud computing and Web2.0 through the adoption of new technologies, transitioning to virtual IT assets from Physical assets, and the adoption of the best practices in IT so that they can fit into the new dynamic world. The paper will explain on the business uses of cloud computing and Web2.0.it will give a detailed explanation of what cloud computing and Web 2.0 entail explaining how organizations use these tools. It will also look at the technology required to use these tools. Finally the benefits and limitations of these…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing and Web 2.0
The objective of this study is to explain the business uses of cloud computing and Web 2.0 and to explain how organization use these tools, the technology required to use these tools, the benefits of cloud computing and Web 2.0 and the limitations of each.
Web 2.0 is reported as being "primarily associated with websites and web tools that promote interactive collaboration such as Wikipedia, Google Apps, YouTube and social networking sites." (CPA Practice Advisor, 2012, p.1) Tim O'Reilly, noted to have originally coined the phrase Web 2.0, stated that "one of the apparent indicators of the success of such a site is that 'the more that people use it, the better it becomes'." (CPA Practice Advisor, 2012, p.1) According to Web 2.0 Guru, Cloud Computing "a computing paradigm in which tasks are assigned to a combination of connections, software and services accessed over a…… [Read More]
Cloud Computer and Insider Threats
Cloud computing is widely regarded as the wave of the future. "Cloud computing is all the rage. It's become the phrase du jour" (Knorr & Gruen 2011). However, many people throw the phrase around without truly understanding what it really is. "Cloud computing comes into focus only when you think about what IT always needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software" (Knorr & Gruen 2011). It may include many different types of services, some of which are subscription-based, others of which are pay-per-use (Knorr & Gruen 2011). For example, with SaS (software as a service), one of the most common types of hosting, this means no "upfront investment in servers or software licensing; on the provider side, with just one app to maintain, costs are low compared to…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Services
The last several decades have seen the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) business model and more specifically, the provision of cloud computing services to various clients. "Cloud computing enables a company to tap into raw computing power, storage, software applications and data from large data centers over the Internet. Customers pay only for the computing resources they need, when they need them. Using the cloud lets businesses avoid building their own data centers and buying servers and disks. (ulkeley, 2009)" For businesses or organizations whose core competency is not information technology or related fields, availing of cloud computing services makes good business sense because the entities can concentrate on their core businesses and let the technology companies handle their information technology and information systems requirements.
Cloud computing companies like any business exist to provide services to clients in order to derive revenue and achieve business…… [Read More]
In addition companies have a baseline measurement of how their customers perceive them from both a positive and negative standpoint. The downside if social marketing analytics is the cost for integrating these BI systems with legacy systems (aab, 2010) and the ramp-up for learning their advanced features (Tsai, 2009).
The data quality of these systems is excellent as they are more attuned to encapsulating and summarizing the data so it can be quickly used within a BI system and in marketing campaigns. In terms of data privacy, the systems are as secured as the networks of the companies using them. The level of security and authentication needed to gain access to these systems is determined by their level of system administration-based options defined.
Finally there are challenges and risks to using social marketing analytics applications, the greatest being that of not correctly capturing and using the data, or worse, misinterpreting…… [Read More]
It's a tidal wave that's going to engulf us all within the next five years. Cloud services will be a $160 billion industry by the end of 2011" (Ginovsky 2011, 21).
Although the decision to transition from a traditional approach to cloud computing will depend on each organization's unique circumstances, a number of general benefits have been cited for those companies that have made the partial or complete transition to cloud computing, including the following:
1. It reduces cost in the organization.
2. It does not require additional hardware.
3. It does not require additional resources.
4. Time to market is quicker.
5. It is a way to implement cutting-edge technology without the cost that is associated with it (Ginovsky 2011, 21).
Other authorities have also weighed in on the benefits that can be attained by switching to cloud computing, with some of the potential benefits that can accrue to…… [Read More]
The user, of course, sees a virtual service (appearing like the data is stored in certain icon), the actual storage could be anywhere, and could vary from day-to-day. This is an advantage to the overall efficiency of the system because storage resources can then be allocated rather than static (Smith, Computing Beyond the Firewall, 2010).
Cloud services are any web-based application -- from calendars and contact applications to word processing, database management, presentations, and even niche market proprietary software applications. If one PC or user application crashes, it has no effect on the others since documents are not machine based, but user based. We can more fully understand this if we think of cloud computing as a triangle, with the server as the base and the user as the pinnacle.
The user, or client consists of computer hardware or software that relies on cloud computing for its delivery -- useless…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Helps educe E-Wastes
Personal esources and Project Plan
Project Budget and Business Plan
The Vancouver City Council recently approved a policy requiring all new building rezoning to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard. This change is expected to be implemented from January 31, 2011 onwards, and is estimated to result in creating new green buildings annually, thus automatically creating new green job opportunities in the city. Hence, keeping the city council's plans in mind, this project is aimed towards creating Sustainable Community Development, Faculty of Environment. The topic chosen for the business plan is based on the concept of Cloud Computing and how it helps in reducing emissions of electronic waste (E-wastes). The entire project is based upon installing of an integrated cloud computing system to a 36 level high-rise condo Burnaby, BC.
Upon approval, this project will not…… [Read More]
There is a difference in the approach to this challenge considering the two platforms, and the fact that they may be based on different configurations. Therefore, it is essential that proper techniques are instituted counter this.
Evidently, insider threats are a menace in the cloud computing environment, just as is the case in a normal organizational set up. Most of the threats posed by such individuals are detrimental to the organization and organizations need to establish amicable means of dealing with the situation. This problem has to be solved within the organization because it gets out of hand when those associated with it opt to do it outside the confines of the organization. From the integrated literature review, it is evident that employee satisfaction is a heads-up for the journey towards curbing threats offered by insiders. This is because such problems are generated internally, and consequently, it is logical enough…… [Read More]
The use of open source technologies and the reliance on self-managed platform applications keep the costs down. For all of these benefits, ackSpace has been growing exceptionally fast and has faced scalability and reliability challenges over time. From a security standpoint the platform that the company relies on is secure to the 256 bit encryption level and supports periodic audits of security as well. There is also extensive Service Level Agreement (SLA)s support for security checks and audits. GoGrid is unique in that it openly makes the promise of 100% uptime in their SLAs and has a hybrid cloud approach of combining virtual and dedicated database servers to allow for a high level of security between systems. GoGrid also has a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for managing connections to other clouds securely. It is widely used as a Cloud Computing platform for self-managed applications and has found favor…… [Read More]
This is made much easier and more time effective than the case was previously. Furthermore, projects that perform poorly in terms of being behind schedule or over budget, can be turned around by means of cloud computing.
From the perspective of the public, cloud computing allows not only transparency and accountability in terms of government projects, but also provides the public with a platform form which to raise their opinions regarding the level of transparency offered by the government. This places the power of government back in the public domain, forming a more equal partnership between the public and the government than was previously possible.
Previously, the government had yielded power in terms of surveillance techniques both in the public and private domain, with little thought to accountability. In addition to perceived necessities such as airport security, private invasions such as wiretapping without consent and other measures were implemented in…… [Read More]
This approach to defining a performance-based taxonomy will also allow for a more effective comparison within industries as well. All of these factors taken together will provide enterprise computing buyers with more effective foundations of arguing for more thorough measures of application performance. The net result will be much greater visibility into how cloud computing is actually changing the global economics of the enterprise computing industry.
III. Final eport:
The foundational aspects of cloud computing's economic advantage are predicated on how efficiently this approach to propagating enterprise-wide applications across entire organizations at a very reasonable cost. The technological factors of this technology platform, along with its accompanying infrastructure stability, fault redundancy, multitenancy, security and user experience advancements, have made it an area of continued research & development focus by many leading corporations and universities. As a result there is a wealth of both empirical and theoretical knowledge with regard…… [Read More]
In addition to the stability, scalability and extensibility of its architecture, cloud platform have made it possible for workflows across government to become more pervasive and secure as a result . The TCO of a given cloud platform or series of applications therefore has continued to become reduced by the experience effect (comparable to economies of scale yet only applied to data aggregated and knowledge creation) across government . This experience effect is being driven by the pervasive piloting of APIs and the development of shared resource programs that enable greater accuracy and speed of response to share security threats across departments of homeland security, departments, and ministries of defence globally .
The flexibility and agility of APIs are also the catalyst for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) secured platforms that are biometrics device agnostic. That is to say they rely only on the API-based interface to the device, not the actual commands…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing: Ericson Merger With Aws
Cloud Computing: Ericson Merging With Aws
Cloud Computing: Ericson Merge with AWS
Cloud Computing: Ericson Merge with AWS
Improvising cloud computing on high-end telecommunication technologies is reliable and advisable since this feature attracts manageability, scalability, and adaptability of the network. Cloud computing ensures that networks are configured to meet reliable standards, and this is profitable since the improvising company can manage its technology onsite without disturbing the client systems. A good example is Ericsson's collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in improvising remote cloud computing for different clients globally. The research will examine this partnership and prove that remote cloud computing is decisive approach to respond to future challenges.
How Ericsson benefited from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Ericson's objective was centered in improvising right scale cloud management platform to manage networks. The goal was to have distributed service system and enable agility. This was…… [Read More]
A Study of how Cloud Computing related to Cost-Effectiveness
Carcary, M., Doherty, E., & Conway, G. (2015). The adoption of cloud computing by Irish SMEs- an exploratory study. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 17(1), 3.
This article ascertains that the major reason why SMEs in Ireland adopt cloud computing is for cost-effectiveness. The study shows that cloud computing supports greater capacity levels and also protracted capabilities of the organization, devoid of incurring additional costs, which would have otherwise required investment in personnel training, infrastructure, and software. Also, a key feature of cloud computing is its capacity to diminish the financial burden that is placed on firms in technology adoption. The authors also demonstrate that cost reduction can be achieved through the capability to shift from a CAPEX cost structure to an OPEX one. Cloud computing also facilitates the utilization of resources as it eradicates the necessity for the organization…… [Read More]
Cloud computing allows organizations in multiple sectors to maximize their resources. Individual consumers have already shifted their email and data storage to the cloud, as with web-based email and file sharing applications like Dropbox. Enterprise-level cloud computing presents additional benefits that allow companies of all sizes to remain flexible in their use of IT services. Cloud-based computing also precludes heavy investment in initial technologies or proprietary systems, shifting to a pay-per-use model. The fears related to security of enterprise data and potential impediments to service can be mitigated by choosing the right cloud computing provider and securing all client-side devices.
Introduction: What Is Cloud Computing?
The essence of cloud computing is sharing critical resources. Convenience and cost-effectiveness are the cornerstones of cloud computing, which is why cloud computing services have become ubiquitous. Other core components of cloud computing include its on-demand nature, self-serve features, rapid and easy scaling…… [Read More]
This essay will cover information systems and decision-making in public organizations. Information systems management has become part of the decision-making process in the public sector. Public organizations have begun utilizing information systems management in order to provide the statistics and information needed to generate decisions quickly while also maintaining a level of informed policy that allows for evolution of public organization decision-making in today’s world. Although there has been some resistance to the changing of how decisions are made, big data for example, can be a new way to aggregate many forms of data and present it in an easy-to-absorb manner for informed decision-making in public organizations.
Public organizations have evolved in recent years. They have developed ways to cope with fast decision-making through use of information systems. Information systems management gained importance in the public sector because of the mounting pressure on these organizations to perform (Karim,…… [Read More]
Cloud computing technologies have emerged in the recent past as a new model/paradigm for hosting and delivering computing resources and services through the Internet. This paper discusses cloud computing technologies as a mechanism for improving business operations through offering computing resources/services via the Internet. This discussion includes an overview of cloud computing technologies, its benefits, and recent trends. This is followed by a discussion of speculations regarding the future of cloud computing technologies in light of the recent trends. The final segment of the paper demonstrates how the changes in cloud computing technologies affect purchase recommendations for clients. In this regard, the new considerations for clients when making purchase decisions for cloud computing technologies are discussed.
Keywords: cloud computing, technologies, clouds, multi-cloud, hybrid could strategy, IT professionals, trends, speculations, future.
Cloud Computing Technologies
Cloud computing has emerged as one of the paradigms for hosting and delivering services over the…… [Read More]
The Cost Effectiveness of Cloud Computing within an Accounting Organization
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 4
1.1 Background 4
1.2 Significance of the Topic 4
1.3 Research Problem 5
1.4 Research Questions 5
1.5 Purpose of the Study 5
1.6 Methodology 5
1.7 Good Title for Study 5
2 Literature Review 6
2.1 Cloud Computing Definition 6
2.2 Types of Cloud Computing Services 6
2.2.1 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 6
2.2.2 Platform as a Service (PaaS) 7
2.2.3 Software as a Service (SaaS) 7
2.3 Deployment of Organizational Cloud Services 8
2.3.1 Public Cloud 8
2.3.2 Private Cloud 8
2.3.3 Hybrid Cloud 9
2.4 Effectiveness of Cloud Computing 9
2.4.1 Cost-Savings 9
2.4.2 Remote Accessibility 10
2.4.3 Scalability and Flexibility 11
2.4.4 Security 11
2.4.5 Energy Efficiency 11
3 Methodology 12
3.1 Research Approach and Design 12
3.2 Data Collection Sources & Selection Plan 12
3.3 Proposed Interview Questions…… [Read More]
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Industry
Industry Definition & NAICS number: 541519
Main industry rivals (main incumbent companies competing in the industry): Main industry rivals are Microsoft, IBM, Salesoforce, SAP, Oracle, Google, ServiceNow, Workday and VMware (Evans, 2017).
Main industry supplier groups:
The main industry supplier groups are Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) (Au-Yeung, Chu, Enfante, Logan & Saelee, 2016).
Main industry buyer groups:
Main industry buyers are Military, financial, health, e-commerce, and any company that needs to store or process data, which is virtually every corporation in today’s digital era.
(II) PORTER ANALYSIS
(A) Threat of Entry (Based on Strength of Barriers to Entry)
1. Limit Pricing: Pricing depends on services rendered. If a single website is hosted, pricing can be as little as $1-$3. For larger contracts, such as hosting the Pentagon’s data, pricing can be in the billions of dollars. The field…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing: Security Threats & Countermeasures, Auditing and Strategies Regarding the Cloud
The cloud is the latest development in the world of the Information Age. It provides a way for data to be stored, shared, managed, and protected in an efficient and effective manner. This paper looks at some of the security threats and countermeasures that can be conducted to help make the cloud safer. It examines why auditing is essential and what strategies can be developed to protect the cloud.
Keywords: cloud computing, cloud security, IS security, IT security risks
As the Digital Era progresses and the needed to store data becomes more pervasive, cloud computing has risen as the solution to system needs. However, as with any solution there come myriad risks that must be addressed. As Pfleeger and Pfleeger (2012) show, the cloud has five distinct characteristics: 1) it offers on-demand self-service, 2) it provides…… [Read More]
There are a lot of articles about the benefits of cloud computing, many of them written by/for companies in the space. One article, in Information Age, kicks off with a grammatical error ("less operational errors") and then repeats most of what the articles written by marketing departments will tell you. Cloud is cheaper, increases collaboration, it's always on, has better security. Most of the benefits are accurate, if the article itself is superficial. I got a good laugh at the benefit of "gives employees a better work-life balance" because "they can even work from their tropical vacation" (Ismail, 2017). As with most of these articles, the drawbacks aren't discussed. One needs to find another article about that, though I'm not sure on balance the drawbacks come anywhere close to the benefits. The big disadvantage is that cloud is dependent on having an Internet connection – you're only as…… [Read More]
There are several impacts the cloud computing will bring about for a number of different stakeholders, including consumers and businesses. For the most part, these impacts should be positive, but there are definitely some reasons for caution as well.
Cloud computing reflects the concept that information is stored over the Internet, rather than on your hardware (Griffith, 2016). It is still stored in hardware, of course, that hardware being owned by the cloud storage operator. There are some advantages and disadvantages associated with this storage model, and some that are basically a double-edged sword.
First, cloud has the advantage of ensuring that your data is protected. In local storage, anything that is stored locally is at risk if the hardware on which it is stored is damaged or destroyed. If something is on your computer, and your computer crashes, that something is lost. You can back up this data,…… [Read More]
The financial implications of having greater agility and flexibility in defining workflows has been quantified through empirical study, showing the aggregate effects on financial performance (Lin, 2010). In order for this objective to be accomplished, a series of financial metrics will be defined, and during the benchmarking period in the first objective, they will be measured. The impact of streamlining CM processes and workflows, in addition to making quoting, pricing and order management more efficient has been shown to improve the financial performance of organization within nine months or less (Ang, Buttle, 2006). The financial model to be designed will take into account the relative levels of spending on Cloud computing platform technologies including virtualization software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based platform components including multitenancy support and security, and CM software. Professional services for tailoring the SaaS-based CM applications to the specific workflows of the company are also included in this calculation. The…… [Read More]
All of these items are well-organized in the online exhibit, making them easily viewed and studied (Computer History Museum). Of the many aspects of this specific exhibit are the graphical representations of Moore's Law, which is shown below:
What Was Learned
The depth of research and continual investments in APA-Net, TCP/IP and the many protocols that support the Internet today illustrate how powerful the combination of federal and private investments are in driving innovation. In addition the role of minicomputer development, which first legitimized software for the mass market, was an inflexion point in the development of many related industries (Computer History Museum). Moore's Law and the many innovations are graphically illustrated, along with first-hand accounts of the engineering teams who produced the first memory chipsets and microprocessors (Computer History Museum). Their insights into how they envisioned their inventions helping mankind are prescient in their accuracy, as Dr. Gordon Moore…… [Read More]
In some areas it actually appears as though certain reliability issues and their solutions might be simplified in the cloud when compared to traditional software and hardware set-ups; successful antivirus protection has been achieved simply by running preventative, diagnostic, and corrective programs on host computers and servers in the cloud, rather than necessitating the same type of vigilance for each and every end-user unit (Shah 2010). Solutions to more general and widespread reliability issues, however, have necessitated a much higher level of complexity in their solutions and the mechanisms employed to address them. More detailed and comprehensive infrastructure and internal architecture mapping has been adopted in an effort to better identify and rectify issues that could cause problems with reliability in cloud software systems (Mell & Grance 2009).
As understandings of these systems, their mechanisms, and their functions become more detailed and more concrete, the solutions to reliability issues will…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing at EasyJet 25/08/2015
Brief Company background
Discussion of business problem
High level solution
Benefits of solving the problem
Business process changes
Technology or business practices used to augment the solution
Conclusions and overall recommendations
High-level implementation plan
EasyJet, a Luton-based low cost airline in the UK has managed to create differentiation from other low cost airlines through the introduction of a new system of seat booking. The move brought in a new era in the otherwise traditional synonymous seat allotment problems due to the free seating arrangements on the flights of the airline.
The airline used a cloud-based computing service system called Windows Azure to Power its new seat booking system. The system has cloud services and a SQL Database. The company chose to use Azure which cloud application platform developed by Microsoft. The could computing services introduced in the airline helped the low cost carrier…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing esearch Question and Experimental Design
Develop a research question that addresses one of the unknowns you identified in Part I of the literature review and sketch a quantitative or qualitative study that can answer the question about what is unknown and contribute to theory. Draw on the additional resources for this course for guidance in understanding the concepts (e.g., internal validity, threats to validity, and operationalization) needed to address this question.
After a thorough review of the prevailing research and literature on the adoption and implementation of cloud computing technology, it is clear that the base of knowledge on this emerging field is continually expanding. A number of critical questions are still left unanswered, however, as is befitting an innovation which was only recently made available for public and private use. Namely, what are the implications for widespread adoption of cloud computing on the overall information security management…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Security Pros & Cons
Over the last ten years, cloud computing has rapidly grown and it is expected to grow even further as more businesses move online. When cloud computing was first conceived, many skeptics dismissed it as being just another tech fad that will quickly disappear. However, over the last three years cloud computing has truly changed the way we think about IT nowadays. The Cloud has significantly reduced the cost of doing business and has allowed businesses to focus on their core activities and not IT related issues (Krutz & Vines, 2010; Ali, Khan &Vasilakos, 2015). These reasons and many other which we will highlight in this essay show that Cloud computing is here to stay. However, like any other technology, cloud computing has also been associated with a few challenges and inefficiencies. This paper will look at the pros and cons of cloud computing. In…… [Read More]
Cloud Security and Privacy
Cloud computing's exponential growth is fueling a corresponding need for greater compliance, governance and regulations to ensure data and knowledge are secured and accessed for intended use. A regulation by definition is a rule or law, and has inherent within its definition support for compliance and enforcement (Halpert, 2011). egulations differ from legal frameworks or standards in that the former is broadly protective and more focused on protecting shareholder value, ensuring corporate responsibility and also defining disincentives for recklessness or wrongdoing (Halpert, 2011). The purpose of this analysis is to analyze the top five security regulations for business and government.
Analysis of the Top Five Security egulations for Businesses and Government
The top five security regulations provide laws governing the use of digital assets including cloud computing platforms and applications, with the specific purpose of ensuring personal and corporate data, information and knowledge are protected.
The…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing as an emerging technology. I have discussed its uses in today's world along with the future impacts it might have on an individual or on the businesses. I have also included how its rapid growth can bring about major changes in the world.
The term cloud computing can be described as "a pool of virtualized computing resources that allows users to gain access to applications and data in a web-based environment on demand" (Choo, 2010). Cloud computing is a term that is closely associated with Information Technology and can thus create an expectancy and confusion along with the enthusiasm it carries along. The concept of cloud computing is same as that of a cloud. As the clouds are light in weight so is this technology and is appropriately named keeping in view its use. By using the web vapor, it helps the users to share the heavy burdens…… [Read More]
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Jasti, A., Shah, P., Nagaraj, R. & Pendse, R. (2010). "Security in multi-tenancy…… [Read More]
ESEACH QUESTION: Can private Cloud Computing architectures securely supporting integration to external databases, data marts and external systems located within logistics, supply chain and distributor businesses using the BAC Model be more profitable based on integration to these external sources of information?
Null Hypothesis: Companies relying on the ole-Based Access Control (BAC) Model alone, as a single variable, are not more profitable than those relying on more traditional approaches to defining integration including EDI and FTP integration.
Alternative Hypothesis: The financial performance of firms that use the ole-Based Access Control (BAC) Model for managing secured access to data throughout their supply chains is enhanced and statistically significant relative to those who do not adopt.
The dependent variable is the level of adoption of the ole-Based Access Control (BAC) Model throughout logistics and supply- chain-based business. The independent variables are the financial results of having greater integration with suppliers using…… [Read More]
Software as a utility in some cases pointed to be "on-interest software," is actually a software conveyance feature by which the software and cohorted information is partly accommodated by the cloud. The SaaS is normally entered by people utilizing a meager consumer through a net program.
The SaaS has ended up to be one of the regular conveyance feature of numerous organizational requisitions, incorporating bookkeeping, cooperation, client association administration, administration qualified data frameworks, undertaking asset arranging, invoicing, human asset administration, matter administration and utility work table administration.
One of the greatest pitching indicates for the aforementioned communities is the ability to reduce the IT back prices by out-contracting fittings and programming support in order to uphold to the supplier of SaaS. SaaS bargains in 2010 gotten to the ten billion dollar mark and furthermore are imagined to expand to over twelve billion dollars in the year 2011, which…… [Read More]
cloud computing will be discussed to show that the good outweighs the bad. Furthermore, it will be further discussed that the government is looking into using cloud computing because it will cut IT cost down and increase capabilities despite the fact people are concerned with security issues that this may bring to the public.
In completing a dissertation, it is very hard to go through the challenges that it requires. From the start and until this moment, I had gone through many challenging stages. The challenges that I faced were deciding the topic, reading various journals and articles, narrowing down focus within a large area, getting information on cloud computing, which all required time and effort. Despite the strong tasks that I faced, I finally made it and the 'final product' is about to be released. I feel extremely happy to have this chance to learn through the process since…… [Read More]
As cloud computing became more and more popular, many major business names jumped at the chance to execute cloud strategies and services within their IT management strategies. Ericsson was one of those companies and has seen major benefits in terms of cost reduction, ease of automatic software updates, increased capabilities of remote access, and on-demand availability. Since its adoption of AWS services as provided from Amazon, it has seen vast benefits. Essentially, several cloud services provided by Amazon have helped increase the company's scalability with relatively little initial investments (Amazon, 2012). According to the research, Ericsson has benefited from cloud services ability to "lead to efficiency gains, operational flexibility, and substantial cost savings" (Ericsson, 2012, p 10). Cost reductions occur in the ability to cut loose expensive hardware and in house servers that would be needed to handle so much data without the use of cloud strategies. ather…… [Read More]
Many people know that they are not educated enough in the complicated technologies that are seen in cloud computing and insider threats. As such, it is often a general consensus of the people to not trust such technologies they cannot clearly define. Using a systems-oriented approach will allow the current research to dive into these opinions and help uncover what societal structures are leading to this general sense of mistrust and disapproval. A system-oriented approach will allow the research to understand what factors influence people to fear the topics so much, while others tend to see cloud computing as a new wave of the future. These can lead into assumptions regarding divisions in society that can account for very different viewpoints from a holistic approach.
This can be combined with the use of thick description as a way to get underneath some of the more shallow responses participants might provide.…… [Read More]
Cloud computing applications often need to have a 99.999% uptime as customers use them directly over the Internet, and there is little chance of solving problems from a remote location (McAfee, 2011). As a result, databases used in cloud computing must have a very high level of reliability and be capable of managing small errors that would cause other databases to stop working or need to be rebooted. The requirement from cloud computing users for databases to be able to manage these higher levels of reliability is leading to a completely different level of research and development today (Limbasan, Rusu, 2011). Taking into account all of these factors it is clear that cloud computing is having a very disruptive effect on database research, development and use today. Cloud computing is forcing many enterprise software vendors who create databases to focus more on how their applications can be used as more…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Is Affecting IT Acquisitions Management
One of the most disruptive technologies affecting IT Acquisitions Management is Cloud Computing. This disruption is not only technological, it is also economic in that the business models of enterprise software are changing drastically from being budgeted for as a Capital Expense (CAPEX) to being part of operating expense (OPEX) (Marston, Li, Bandyopadhyay, Zhang, Ghalsasi, 2011). This is also changing the purchasing and deployment cycles of enterprise software, leading to applications being up and running in a fraction fo the time needed to install and implement on-premise or server-based software (ose, 2011).
Disruptions Begins At The User Level and Progress to the Architecture
Enterprise software developed and delivered as part of an on-premise application suite is typically very difficult to customize to the user's specific needs over time. It is expensive to completely change a given process workflow or create an entirely new…… [Read More]
Security Flaws and Risks in loud omputing
Significance of the Problem to Leadership
Review of the Literature
Title searches, Articles, Research Documents, and Journals
History of loud omputing
Enhance cloud-computing security
Data is entrusted to a stranger
Government & Marketing Intrusion
No standardization of safety
No customer service
Vodafone phishing scam
Eric Snowden NSA Breach
Salesforce.com phishing attack.
ontrasting Views: Safety of loud computing
Historical Summary of loud computing
Evolution of loud computing
Evolution of loud omputing as outsourcing agent
urrent Security Tools in loud computing
Intrusion Detection Systems
Risk management in loud computing
Manage Inside Attacks: Ensure safe hiring practices
2.24 Make a proper contract with your cloud provider 64
2.25 Know the protocol for Data Loss and Recovery 65
2.26 Outsourcing: A Risk Management Strategy 65
2.27 Summary 66
3 hapter 3: Methodology 68
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Garrison, Kim and Wakefield (2012), a discussion concerning the conclusions on the contribution the article makes to the topic and an evaluation concerning how authoritative the article should be regarded, including the qualifications of the authors, the scholarly nature of the publication, the use of citations and reference sources within the article, the intended audience of the article, and the overall format and style of writing of the article. Finally, a determination as to whether the article should or should not be considered to be authoritative according to formal academic considerations concludes the review.
Brief summary of the article
In this study, Garrison et al. (2012) provide a definition and an overview of cloud computing as well as an evaluation concerning potential success factors for deploying cloud computing resources. In addition, the authors describe the typical corresponding risks and obstacles that are associated with the adoption of information technologies, including…… [Read More]
adopting the use of cloud-based technologies in the last five yeas. This tend has caused a significant shift in the way that many oganizations inteact with infomation both intenally and extenally. Yet thee ae also many isk factos inheent in these technologies, some of which ae the esult of inside conspiacy (Bende & Makov, 2013).
Cloud computing offes many advantages ove taditional IT infastuctue which make it an attactive option, howeve it also exposing oganizations to new foms of secuity issues (Bende & Makov, 2013).
Thee ae many secuity measues that ae needed to mitigate potential secuity isks associated with cloud computing such as data theft, fines, and pivacy
. Many of the most technologically advanced companies, such as IBM, Amazon, and Google, faced many challenges when implementing cloud-based platfoms. Futhemoe, despite apid development in cloud technologies in ecent yeas, thee ae many diffeent cloud computing definitions that ae being…… [Read More]
Technology advancement within today's society ensures that new ways of performing tasks must be learned. This cycle of discovery is at the heart of every academic or professional pursuit that molds and evolves our methods and thinking patterns. The digital revolution that has occurred throughout the last two decades has forced many industries to alter their approach to their tasks, requiring re-education and an open mind ready to welcome these new ideas into practice and use.
The purpose of this essay is to explain the notion of cloud computing and how this technological practice is modifying the world we live in. This essay will introduce basic and key concepts related to cloud computing to demonstrate its effect on today's world. To further enhance this argument, this essay will explore my personal career goals and how they relate to the notion of cloud computing and the effects of this…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Technology
The research methods and design of this non-experimental qualitative study are all aligned to the goal of investigating the factors affecting cloud computing adoption by general user's perception of cloud technologies. The research questions, population and sample size definition which are essential to any effective methodology, are predicated on the observation that the associated technologies that comprise cloud computing have significant potential to provide humanitarian and accelerate educational attainment on a global scale. The technology components that comprise cloud computing including Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) must be tightly orchestrated together to deliver applications online that people can use. Performance and responsiveness of cloud computing applications, the majority of which are installed as SaaS-based software, will also need to be measured in this study, as their performance will be a predicator of general user's perception of this technology. The scalability of cloud-based applications will also…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing and Organizational Cost Management
The contemporary market trends have put a lot of pressure on many businesses to cut down on their spending and unnecessary costs using any reasonable measure. The globalization and the emerging trends in business demand that for any business to stand a chance to grow and expand across borders, it has to both adopt the current technology and do so at a reasonable cost that will not negatively impact on their profit margins. Investments into the information technology has been seen as one of the most significant and best approaches to not just cutting operational costs but also expediting the organizational processes, making the organizational systems efficient and also central in profit maximization of any organization. There are various technological advances that have been accepted in organization such as use of email as an official communication channel and acceptable documentation, teleconferencing, video conferencing and…… [Read More]
Ericsson opted for Amazon Web Services (AWS) because of several features that AWS offered. There is no evidence presented in this case study with respect to the actual accrued benefits that Ericsson enjoyed. Furthermore, the information is presented by Amazon, who is selling this service. That makes this a source completely lacking in credibility. But Amazon does offer that "Ericsson explains that is has several Software as a Service initiatives that have or will soon need an infrastructure as a service provider." This does not really tell us anything -- we know that Ericsson believes it needs AWS because it paid for it. One of the stated benefits for Ericsson is that AWS gives it multiple global hosting centers -- this might well be a benefit of other providers but it is definitely a benefit of AWS that Ericsson felt was critical. This is one of the major…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing Governance
There are many issues and implications that must be taken seriously when it comes to cloud computing. While the possibilities and capabilities that are newly or more significantly realized by cloud computing are fascinating and voluminous, so too are the security risks and ethical quandaries that can and do come up when it comes to the subject. With that in mind, this report shall cover two main topics that are related to cloud computing. The first is how cloud computing is and should be influenced by corporate governance and the broad impact of cloud computing on mobile computing will be assessed as well. While there are immeasurable benefits and perks to moving to a cloud-based solution, there are security, logistical and ethical concerns that must be address.
When it comes to corporate governance, the main thing to keep in mind is that the laws and regulations…… [Read More]
The computing and internet paradigms have been advancing very rapidly over the last decades. During much of the advancement, the real word computing and the online computing part of the equation has largely been separate. While people have embraced and widely used the internet realm for their benefit, they were still very much tied to the computer they were operating in, and in a number of ways Just one of those ways is storage. If a person wanted to store a file, application or something else off other internet, this would require storage on the local machine. However, this has markedly changed as cloud computing has enabled the use and storage of data and applications in a strictly online fashion. While cloud computing is a long way from being perfected, it has come a long way over the years that it has existed thus far.
There are…… [Read More]
usiness Systems Development
The Strategic enefits of Adopting an Enterprise Cloud Computing Platform
Cloud computing platforms are enabling enterprises to attain faster time-to-market of new products, in addition to enabling higher levels of collaboration and communication with suppliers, stakeholders and partners externally. Enabling cost reductions through consolidation of legacy IT systems while increasing process efficiencies is delivering a positive Return on Investment (ROI) while also increasing customer responsiveness. The strategic benefits of adopting a cloud computing platform emanate from having a single system of record that quickly accelerates information and knowledge sharing throughout an enterprise. One of the most visible processes external to an enterprise is how new product introductions are executed. A unified cloud computing platform can accelerate this process, delivering gains in time-to-market and competitiveness of an enterprise quickly. Ultimately the shift from a legacy IT system platform and architecture that lacks scalability to a cloud platform that…… [Read More]
Private -- Cloud Computing isks and Challenges -- Bahrain Gov.
Cloud Computing Experiences of Other Countries
Focus on Japan
Japan has in the past had the rather lousy record of being an unwilling (or late) adopted of non-Japanese technology. Indeed, as a matter of fact, most of the country's businesses were rather reluctant to embrace West-developed technological innovations including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook. It hence comes as a complete surprise that the country received an excellent BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard ranking. In the words of BSA (2013), "the scorecard examines major laws and regulations relevant to cloud computing in seven policy categories as well as each country's ICT-related infrastructure and broadband deployment." Some of the factors that carry significant weight in the said scoring system therefore include but they are not limited to cloud computing rules international harmonization, presence of effective anti-cyber crime penalties, intellectual property…… [Read More]
Cloud Computing and Insider Threats)
A survey will be conducted of 40 businesses that have successfully dealt with insider threats. These 40 businesses will be compared with another online survey that arbitrarily and randomly samples other businesses.
My objectives will be to assess how 40 large companies successfully deal with insider threats and how these practices contrast with practices from other companies.
My methodology will be the following: I will randomly select 40 companies from the top Fortune 500 companies and, approaching their manager, will ask the manager whether I can conduct a survey on computer security on their company and whether I can distribute this survey to officials form their IT division. The survey will have certain key items, some of which will be graded on a Likert scale from 0 to 5. One of the questions may, for instance, be "ow secure do you think your company's computer…… [Read More]
Mobile & Cloud Computing
Author's note with contact information and more details on collegiate affiliation, etc.
This paper will define cloud computing and mobile cloud computing even while there is no current consensus on their definitions as it is a newly forming field of study and technology. The paper will additionally describe the utility and the structure of mobile cloud and cloud computing. Furthermore, the paper will address topics within the area of mobile cloud and cloud computing that are ripe for intensive research and elucidation. The paper will conclude by offering a sort of philosophical and economical cost-benefit analysis of mobile cloud and cloud computing, as well as select an area of research within this field -- specifically security and privacy issues in mobile and cloud computing use.
The Internet is a piece of technology that has forever changed society. Within its short history, the Internet has…… [Read More]