Cloud Computing


Many organizations have adopted cloud  computing. In this assignment, you will research cloud computing and  explore its advantages and disadvantages. You will also consider best  practices for adopting cloud computing, selecting a particular cloud  computing service model, and assessing and mitigating security risks.  For your research, please consult Chapters 13 and 14 of your textbook and these articles:  

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Note: If you wish you may consult additional articles, but this is not required. 


Specifically you will write a 34-page paper in which you: 

  1. Outline the planning process that needs to be in place before adopting cloud computing.     
    • Be sure to identify the stakeholders who need to be involved and the discussions that need to take place. 
  2. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing. 
  3. Describe the methodology you would use to select a cloud computing service model.
  4. Review the security risks and mitigation activities that need to take place before adopting cloud computing. 
  5. Go to  to  locate and integrate into the assignment at least three quality,  peer-reviewed academic resources, written within the past five years.      
    • Include your textbook as one of your resources.
    • Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.


This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Note the  following:  

  • The preferred method is for your paper to be typed, double-spaced,  using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all  sides.
  • Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name,  your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is  not included in the required page length.
  • Include a source list page. Citations and references must follow  SWS format. The source list page is not included in the required page  length.

Learning Outcomes

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is: 

  • Review the basic security implications of modern computing environments.    

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