Project Deliverable 4: Cloud Technology and Virtualization

Project Deliverable 4:
Cloud Technology and Virtualization
. In this deliverable,
you will support the need for the use of cloud technology and virtualization
within your company, speculate on expected cost savings in hardware
infrastructure, speculate on the possible reductions of human capital that can
be realized from implementing cloud and virtualization technologies, create a
diagram to illustrate how cloud and virtualization technology could align with
the company’s business processes and assist with attainment of organizational
goals, provide a compelling recommendation for solution providers and partners
that could help your company secure a firm competitive advantage by using cloud
and virtualization technologies, and update the project plan.

Submission Requirements

·        
Design Document (MS Word)

·        
Revised Project Plan (MS Project)

 

Project Deliverable 4: Cloud Technology
and Virtualization:


With the merger of your
company with a multinational company, you have come to realize that progressive
solutions are necessary to defray some of the associated information technology
costs. Company executives believe that using cloud technology and
virtualization is becoming the standard for companies that are engaged in
Internet-based technologies. Your company is on the verge of global marketing
and competition; therefore, your company needs to make smarter decisions and
improve global business performance. Cloud technology and virtualization are
believed to provide business insights without enormous infrastructure
enhancements. The executive board is aware of the profound benefits of cloud
technology and virtualization but is apprehensive because they are unfamiliar
with the look and feel of the technology. The executive team is interested in
your recommendations and eagerly waiting for your forward-thinking viewpoint.

Section 1: Design
Document


1.
Write a four to six (4-6) page design document in which you:

a.
Support the need for the use of cloud technology and virtualization within the
company.

b.
Assess expected cost savings in hardware infrastructure.

c.
Determine the possible reductions of human capital that can be realized from
implementing cloud and virtualization technologies.

d.
Create a diagram through the use of Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative
such as Dia to illustrate how cloud and virtualization technology could align
with the company’s business processes and assist with attainment of
organizational goals. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not
included in the required page length but must be included in the design
document appendix.

e. Provide a compelling
recommendation for solution providers and partners that could help the company
secure a firm competitive advantage by using cloud and virtualization
technologies.

 

Section 2: Revised
Project Plan


Use Microsoft Project
to:

2. Update the project
plan (summary and detail) template, from Project Deliverable 3: Database and
Data Warehousing Design, with three to five (3-5) new project tasks each
consisting of five to ten (5-10) subtasks.

 
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