Cloud computing has changed the Information Technology by introducing a new concept and platform of enterprise system. The traditional enterprise system is characterized as clunky, expensive, and complex for most organization to implement and use. Nevertheless, cloud computing enterprise system offers with a competitive advantage. The advantage offered lies in the cloud ES offering flexibility, scalability, and independence in IT infrastructure and capabilities. Cloud computing holds great potential for the business world and has many advantages and challenges. Cloud enterprise system offers with an attractive option to businesses in solving problems associated with high investment in Information Technology infrastructure and Information Technology resources (Fortiş, Munteanu and Negru). Today cloud computing is considered as the fifth utility after water, electricity, gas, and telephone. The aim is making cloud services readily available on demand like all other utility
Cloud computing has set a trend in the information technology arena that has sparked the interest of all who utilize the internet on purpose and unsuspectingly. Initially, the primary purpose of cloud computing was to provide a centralized data bank that organizations could use for quick data access. Its use has been quickly adapted, however, beyond business use to become the first option for personal use. The advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a shift from business to personal are varied, yet, statistically, according to the CISCO Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2014-2019 White Paper, its public use is on the rise. The report notes that “by 2019, 56 percent of the cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers, up from 30 percent in 2014 and by 2019, 44 percent of the cloud workloads will be in private cloud data centers, down from 70 percent in 2014”. Though disadvantages with regard to data security is prominent, users have deemed that its implementation will still promote greater benefits than loss.
This research paper tackles the issues that faces Cloud Computing today and gives the experts and industry’s point of view on the matter. The aspects explored are the significant industry questions that have risen about the use of Cloud Computing, business value, organization impact, adaptability, limitations, initial cost of implementation, and the severe business security risks
Cloud computing is an internet based computing that depends on sharing computing with other resources rather than local servers or personal devices to handle applications. Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way people view computing resources; rather than being an important capital consideration (Navavati, M., Colp, P., Aiello, B., & Warefield, A. (2014)). Cloud computing offers many potential benefits to organizations by making information technology (IT) services available as a commodity. IT services are services provided by IT service provider. Such services includes storing, retrieving, transmitting, and manipulating data for businesses or organizations.
Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer” (MultiTrends Inc, 2015). What does this mean for businesses, both big and small? Could this change the way businesses store data, and information? Will it be cost reducing, efficient and scalable? I have found the solution to these questions and many more while researching the “Cloud” for this paper. Before this project, I had little-to-no idea what cloud computing was all about, nor did I ever imagine it would be such an asset in the business world.
Cloud computing can be viewed as one of the most rapidly growing and evolving paradigm.Webmail,online storage and online documents are most famous examples in which customers can access their data via web browsers on the internet. The original idea of the cloud computing was delivered by J.C.R Licklider in sixties (Mohamed 2009). Cloud computing has developed since then and started to server the publics after internet offered a significant bandwidth in the nineties (Mohamed 2009). Cloud computing has been through many different phases and is still rapidly evolving.
Cloud computing entails the pooling of computing resources from several computers and devices to enhance computing capability and power. These on-demand accesses to required computing resources have enabled organizations to cut down on costs (such as start-up capital and operational costs) significantly through the pay-as-you-use subscription model. Computing resources are provisioned via the internet with minimal management effort from firms providing the service. While this service has greatly improved the operations of organizations, there are several challenges that is has faced. These include: data ownership challenges; data security; data service levels; data privacy protections; data mobility; and high bandwidth costs. Due to the continued growth and expansion of the internet, more organizations are seeking to leverage such technology advancements to enhance their competitive advantage. This paper focuses on cloud security, which forms a vital component for the growth and enhancement of the technology and service provision. It seeks to propose a comprehensive layered framework solution to the security concerns outlined above.
Cloud computing also known as on demand computing is an internet based computing service. Rather than having your files and applications stored on your computer, you store them at a different location over the internet. Computer technology is moving very fast. Only few years ago, computers were very expensive and had very low hard disk drive space. People used to save their files on floppy disks, zip drives, etc. Today. Computing is being sent to the cloud. The faster internet connections have become, the more applications and storages have moved to the Cloud and out of internal servers and PCs. Such a move to cloud was not possible until now, because the internet broadband connectivity did not exist and now such existence makes cloud computing a true possibility for not only
Cloud computing combines a number of computing concepts and technologies in objective to provide secure, quick, convenient data storage and net computing service with all computing resources visualized as services and delivered over the internet. Cloud computing has brought financial benefits and promises to many business and organizations a way to enhance their information technology such as collaboration, agility, scalability and availability without heavy upfront capital costs in servers meanwhile achieving minimal management effort for service providers.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the technologies regarding cloud computing and the importance for organizations to adapt this new technology. The largest companies in the world have placed bets on both sides of using cloud computing. Corporations should leverage the cloud while at the same time hire an internal cloud expert to protect the firm’s internal security. The fundamental question is the value of the collective mind versus the value of the privacy. Large and small corporations should utilize cloud computing because the value of the infrastructure and the stability far exceed what any single corporation can provide, no matter how large or small. We will also look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing.
Cloud computing is one of the newest major evolutions in the technology industry. It is a paradigm where computing resources become available at any time, from anywhere just having an Internet connection. The cloud eliminates the need to be physically close to the hardware containing the data user wants to obtain. It can own both hardware and software necessary to run business applications. Cloud service also reduces costs for a company, by excluding the need to buy additional servers and memory storages. Furthermore, because this method of computing uses the pay-as-you-go payment method, it charges organisation based on the usage. This means that business can purchase more space or reduce their subscription as it is required
"Cloud Computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released
Usage of remote servers via internet to store, manage and process data instead of using a personal computer is known as Cloud computing. It’s a set of Information Technology services with the ability to scale up or down their service requirements. Most of the cloud services are provided by a third party service provider. In cloud computing, organizations can utilize IT services without in advance investment. Despite its benefits obtained from the cloud computing, the organizations are slow in accepting it due to security issues and challenges. Security is one of the major problems which hinder the growth of cloud. It’s not wise to handing over the important data to another company; such that clients need to be vigilant in understanding the risks of data infringement in this new environment. This paper discusses a detailed analysis of the cloud computing security issues and challenges. (Ayoleke)
What is Cloud computing? Cloud computing refers to the practice of using software and hardware resources at remote location using internet. Thus cloud computing enables user to rely on such resources on a cloud for processing and storage needs and pay as per usage. One of the most important
Cloud computing is a technology trend which is enabling and driving new markets in technology. Cloud computing refers to the idea of delivering personal (email, word processing, presentations, etc.) and business productivity applications (sales force automation, customer service, accounting, etc.) from centralized servers that share resources like storage, processing and bandwidth more efficiently by a cost factor of at least 5-10x. Cloud computing continues to garner a lot of industry buzz, but currently security and the cloud mix about as well as oil and water. There are many security challenges that enterprises face as they evaluate the agility, economics, and