Assignments about: Strategy and Cloud Computing

Assignment 1: 

  • Why is it important to understand the organization’s past, present, and future state when establishing it’s IT strategy? What happens if one is missing?
  • Posting Guidelines:  This assignment requires an Original Posting from you of 2-3 paragraphs

    Assignment 2: 

    Follow APA formatting standards, especially for citations and references.

    2.1  : SABSA Model

    Learning Objectives and Outcomes

    §  Explain the SABSA Model as it relates to IT strategic planning.

    §  You will identify four IT security controls for a given scenario.

    Assignment

    §  The Security Strategy book discusses the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) model on page 65 when it addresses business drivers.

    §  Research at least two additional sources of the SABSA model.

    §  Provide a 2-3 page paper explaining the model.  Include at least one figure, diagram, or chart explaining it.  You should address how it identifiers business drivers.

    2.2:

     U.S. Compliance Laws and Regulations

    Learning Objectives and Outcomes

    §  Describe one of the laws impacting IT Strategy and Policy.

    Assignment

    §  Chapter 3 of the Security Policy textbook discusses different laws related to IT Strategy and Policy.

    §  Pick one of the laws, regulations, or standards mentioned in the chapter and conduct additional research on it.

    §  Provide a 1-2 page paper explaining the law or regulation.  You should address the following:

    o  What are the key concepts contained in the law / regulation?

    o  How does it impact an organization and its IT infrastructure?

    o  What policy, technical or procedural controls does the law / regulation require?

    o  Why those drivers are important for the business?

    o  How those drivers benefit the organization and help it meet its goals? 

    You may place both assignments in a single document.

    Your writing must be professional with proper attention to formatting, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

    Assignment 3: 

    Select four CSPs and provide a comparison of the four in terms of functionality, cost, security, and any other factors you can find. Consider including an “infographic” comparing the service providers along with your written assessment. Given the recent upsurge in CSPs, what guidelines would you recommend to a company that was considering cloud adoption?

    Your assignment should be in a Word compatible document with proper attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar. All references and citations must be in APA or MLA format.

    Attach the document to this assignment link. This assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length (about 1000 words)


    Assignment 4: 

    Research “Barriers to Cloud Computing.”  In your initial post for the week, identify barriers to the adoption of cloud computing and answer the following:

    • Provide a reference to the article you found.
    • Is there anything missing from the set of barriers in your list? If so, what?
    • Is there any one barrier mentioned that you feel outweighs the others? Does your answer depend upon the type/size/location of an organization?
    • How are the barriers tied to risks versus rewards for the organization?

    You should identify at least two other sources of information on the barriers associated with cloud computing.

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