CIS 539 Term Paper: The ROI of a Cloud Deployment

Posted by:Prof. Lexx Posted on:May 6,2016

Imagine that you are the CIO of a company and you are moving your organization’s locally hosted technology environment to cloud-based models.

Section 1: Narrative

1. Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

a. Create a brief (one (1) paragraph) narrative that includes:

i. a problem statement.

ii. a proposed solution to the problem.

iii. the type of solution (private, public, or hybrid cloud and / or all three (3).)

b. Determine which cloud environment you are seeking to utilize (Iaas, PaaS, and / or SaaS) and explain why.

c. Describe the cloud-based solution you have selected.

d. Evaluate why the cloud-based solution you have selected is the best solution for your problem.

e. Determine the resources that are required for your cloud deployment.

f. Determine the key performance indicators that are being addressed by the cloud-based solution.

g. Create a diagram that depicts a visual relationship that supports the narrative using Visio or an equivalent such as Open Project, Dia, or OpenOffice. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

h. Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

  Section 2: ROI Spreadsheet

2. Create an Excel spreadsheet that depicts Return on Investment (ROI) calculations that support your plan.

 Section 3: Project Outline

3. Create a Gantt chart that outlines the:

a. proposed start and stop events (in days) of your planned deployment. Note: The project duration may not exceed 120 days.

b. milestone activities in your planned migration.

c. milestone events involved in your planned deployment.




Prof. Lexx

Overview I have a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and minoring in History. I have worked in various fields ranging from academic research to freelance translating to editing to customer support and data entry. These include editing my old university's newspaper as well as co-leading their creative writing team; serving as a junior member in the history department's research network; publishing music and film reviews for several different magazines and webzines; and translating papers and books for numerous researchers in various languages, including Russian, Spanish, and Romanian. I am also a skilled typist, with a rate of at least 70 words per minute, and have myself digitized dozens of books and essays for both private and commercial use. I have a very strong work ethic, and make sure to prioritize the task I am given so that it is completed as quickly as possible. I am organized and disciplined, ensuring a job done professionally and efficiently.

    I have a background of 8 years in writing profession and currently pursuing also as an editor and proofreader. I have a knack for writing and thus, it was obvious to enhance my skills and serve others. Currently joined ‘Member of Association of Professional Writers and Editors’ a

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