For this project, select an organization that has leveraged Cloud Computing technologies in an attempt to improve profitability or to give them a competitive advantage. Research the organization to understand the challenges that they faced and how they intended to use Cloud Computing to overcome their challenges. The paper should include the following sections each called out with a header.
• Company Overview: The section should include the company name, the industry they are in and a general overview of the organization.
• Challenges: Discuss the challenges the organization had that limited their profitability and/or competitiveness and how they planned to leverage Cloud Computing to overcome their challenges.
• Solution: Describe the organization’s Cloud Computing implementation and the benefits they realized from the implementation. What was the result of implementing Cloud Computing? Did they meet their objectives for fall short?
• Conclusion: Summarize the most important ideas from the paper and also make recommendations or how they might have achieved even greater success.
This paper should not be a cursory overview. This is a technical class and should be a review of the technical solution. It should detail what was moved to the cloud, what cloud services were and are being consumed, and what the results were.
Warning: If you choose Netflix, be certain to include precisely how cloud services are being used to facilitate their business. There are numerous resources that detail this, but it is vital that you understand exactly what cloud mechanisms are used to facilitate their business.
Important – this is a research paper about organizations that consume cloud services. You should not write about Amazon, Azure, Google, Apple, IBM, or other cloud providers
Evidence of copying from other papers or not properly citing sources could result in a score of zero.
The paper must adhere to APA guidelines including Title and Reference pages. There should be at least three scholarly sources listed on the reference page. Each source should be cited in the body of the paper to give credit where due. Per APA, the paper should use a 12-point Time New Roman font, should be double spaced throughout, and the first sentence of each paragraph should be indented .5 inches. The body of the paper should be 3 – 5 pages in length. The Title and Reference pages do not count towards the page count requirements.