one- to two-page executive summary. This summary is for the owner of Don & Associates, where you are employed in this scenario.
Use this Executive Summary Template. In the template, you will see specific instructions. Delete the instruction text before you submit the project.
Your summary should include:
- the types of cloud computing (private, public, hybrid)
- three major cloud service providers
- three cloud computing service models
- potential benefits and risks of migrating the company’s technical infrastructure to the cloud
Be sure to cite any sources you use.
How Will My Work Be Evaluated?
For this assignment, you are asked to provide your supervisor with a summary of cloud computing and the potential benefits and risks of migrating to the cloud. By summarizing your findings in a brief executive summary, you are showing how you use your technical knowledge to convey your ideas to others in a professional setting. Your ability to express your findings using the right mix of technical detail in a business context is an important workplace skill.
The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:
- 1.1.1: Articulate the main idea and purpose of a communication.
- 1.1.2: Support the main idea and purpose of a communication.
- 1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.
- 1.2.1: Identify the target audience, the context, and the goal of the communication.
- 1.2.2: Employ a format, style, and tone appropriate to the audience, context, and goal.
- 1.3.1: Identify potential sources of information that can be used to develop and support ideas.
- 1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.
- 1.4.2: Use vocabulary appropriate for the discipline, genre, and intended audience.
- 10.1.1: Identify the problem to be solved.
- 10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.
Include the name of the project here.
Statement of Need
Explain what the company is struggling with and how the company could benefit from moving to the cloud.
Don & Associates is a financial consulting company that provides financial services to small- and medium-sized companies. The company operates physical technological infrastructures, including networks and servers.
Don & Associates is looking to expand its services and locations, but the owner of the company is worried about the cost of acquiring additional equipment and is also concerned about maintenance and space. The owner is looking for an innovative solution that will reduce the operational cost of expansion.
Cloud Service Providers
Provide an overview of the top three cloud service providers. List the services offered and briefly describe the advantages and disadvantages of each provider.
Provide your recommendation for a cloud service provider and justify your selection.
Impact of Recommended Plan
Describe how your recommended plan will address the needs of the stakeholders. Briefly describe the potential risks of migration/potential drawbacks for the company.