NTC 411 Week 3 Assessing the Business Value of Outsourcing Business Case Recent
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Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the organization needs to modernize its existing network by moving to a cloud-based architecture. To execute on this decision a feasibility study for the business case needs to be completed and assembled for corporate leadership and finance to review in order to approve the business case.
Your role is to research the existing cloud-based architecture used by Denver Health and determine if this structure is viable for your organization. This will become part of the business case that will move through the organization for consideration. Per the directions below, you will need to consider:
Write a 700- to 1,050-word Business Case using Microsoft® Word that addresses the following:
• What needs prompted Denver Health to adopt a Private Cloud/Thin Client solution and virtual applications?
• What are the advantages in adopting this cloud structure compared to the existing structure and another optional structure?
• Would this cloud structure work for other enterprises in other industries?
• What security risks and issues might Denver Health face with this Private Cloud/Thin Client and virtual application solution?
Cite and list at least three different sources for this assignment.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Include title page, conclusion, and cite any references within the text, and include a cited reference list.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
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