WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF OPTING FOR A CLOUD SERVICE SOLUTION OVER AN IN-HOUSE IT SOLUTION?
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.
Cloud computing is an option for hardware or software and complete information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions. Conduct ample research on the topic of cloud computing, and discuss the following:
What are the different types of cloud services?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of opting for a cloud service solution over an in-house IT solution?
Why is there apprehension among IT professionals about cloud services?
What do you consider to be the greatest risk in opting for a cloud-based solution?
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Assignment CriteriaProficient DescriptorPoints
Quality of Main Post
Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:
• Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question. (6 points)
• Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (5 points)
• Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (5 points)
• Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (5 points)
Response to Peers
Responds to a minimum of 2 peers. (10 points per response)
o Substantive response (5 points)
o Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include: (5 points)
Provides additional resources
Connects to key concepts
Shares personal or professional experiences
Contributes new information or perspective
Presents a competing viewpoint
Support from Learning Resources
At least one post refers to course learning resources/4 pts.
Response is well-organized, clear and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.
Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/5 pts.Total50 Points Possible/50 pts.