CIS 336 Wk 7 Assignment 4 - Virtualization and Cloud Computing World.DOCX

CIS 336 Wk 7 Assignment 4 - Virtualization and Cloud Computing World


The popularity and rapid adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by a number of organizations has impacted internal IT / IS departments. These services provide a virtualization infrastructure that covers data storage, networking, desktop computing, mobile computing, and so on.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  • Describe at least three (3) items that an organization’s IT / IS department should consider when an organization’s strategy calls for the use of SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS. 

  • Evaluate the ways that SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are used to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase Return on Investment (ROI).

  • Create SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS architectural diagrams using Microsoft Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

  • Examine the impact to the IT support personnel when an organization embarks on the strategy stated in Question 1.

  • Analyze three (3) considerations that the organization’s management should be aware of. 

  • Examine three (3) security issues that could arise from this type of an infrastructure.

  • Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 


The paper must follow these formatting requirements:


  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA.

  • The paper will be checked for plagiarism so it must be original. 

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