Overview: 

Your company is interested in learning more about cloud computing and the varying services offered. Your organization wants to start small by transitioning from Exchange to a cloud-based corporate email and calendar application with a service provider that can eventually support all other internal productivity programs. The head of the IT department has handed you a list of cloud-based organizations because he doesn’t have time to put together a report for the CEO that explains what cloud computing does and how it might benefit the organization. That, of course, is why YOU got the list. Select three providers from the list, and report back on the following: 

1. Briefly explain the provider’s primary cloud function—what advantages might the organization have over another organization that provides the same product or service? 

2. Briefly explain the type of cloud computing service model is the organization uses. 

3. Briefly explain the cloud deployment model(s) that the provider supports. 

4. What features do the providers you have selected offer regarding security and privacy best practices? Are those considerations important to your company? Explain why a secure environment for email and office productivity programs is important.

 5. In your conclusion, please explain which company you recommend that your company choose and explain the reasons why from your evaluation.

 The list of organizations you were given to evaluate contains the following: 

1. IBM SmartCloud 2. Nextcloud 3. Zoho One 4. Apple iCloud 5. Amazon WorkMail 6. Google G Suite 7. Microsoft Office 365

Guidelines for Submission: Using APA 6th edition style standards, submit a Word document that is 3-4 pages in length and includes at least three credible scholarly references to support your findings. Be sure to cite and reference your sources using the APA guides and essay template that are located in the course room. Include the following critical elements in your essay: 

  1. The primary cloud function of the organization: Briefly summarize the cloud computing products or services related to a cloud-based corporate email and calendar application for each of the three providers that you have selected from the list. Provide a comparison of the advantages that each of the three providers offers to its customers. 

II.        The cloud computing service model. Briefly summarize the service model that each of the three providers offers to its customers. 

III.       The deployment model: Briefly summarize the deployment model(s) that each of the three providers offers to its customers. 

IV.        Cloud security: Briefly summarize the security features or services offered by each provider. Explain why these considerations are important to your organization. In your conclusion, please explain which company you recommend that your company choose

Required elements:

· Please ensure your paper complies APA 6th edition style guidelines. There is an essay template located under the Information link. 

· APA basics: o Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″)  Use 1″ margins on all sides, first line of all paragraphs is indented ½” from the margin o Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font 

· Follow the outline provided above and use section headers to improve the readability of your paper. If I cannot read and understand it, you will not earn credit for the content 

 
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