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“Cloud Computing”

“Cloud Computing” Please respond to the following:
Consider the three component layers of cloud computing, and explain in your own words how each layer of technology is related. Ensure that each layer is addressed.
Discuss how cloud computing can reduce costs while providing a robust technological environment to improve organizational effectiveness. Support your answer by using a specific business sector or industry (i.e., manufacturing, distribution, government, educational services, technology, and computing).

“Fundamental Design Principles”

“Fundamental Design Principles” Please respond to the following:
Explain how each fundamental design principle is integral to process improvement within the logistics and distribution industry.
Explain why adhering to the four fundamental design principles are important considerations when developing secure applications.

Explain security awareness and its importance.

Explain security awareness and its importance.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Explain network and data privacy policies.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Explain the different security positions within information security.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Explain what a security incident response team handles.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Technology Assessment

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Identify and analyze what you believe to be the most significant new technology requirements for the health care industry. Indicate how providers should approach the implementation of this new technology requirement that you have identified. Provide support for the response.
2. Analyze the basic technology underlying health care information systems. Argue that the need for technological innovation and / or modification is most pressing. Support the argument with examples.
3. Recommend an innovation / modification, and explain how the recommendation could improve the overall level of health care in your own community. Include specific example(s) using local hospitals or other health care providers to support the response.
4. Suggest a key action that senior health care leadership could take in the community in which you live to push the boundaries of information technology management. Next, speculate on the effect to the community as a result of the improvement to the health care technology.
5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APAor school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic technology underlying health care information systems.
Apply senior management?s role in information technology management.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in health information systems.
Write clearly and concisely about health information systems using proper writing mechanics.

Cyber Security Policy Plans and Programs

Policy Issue & Plan of Action

The company has grown substantially over the past few years. The current Employee Handbook was created from a set of templates purchased from a business services firm. The policies in the handbook were reviewed by the company?s attorney at the time of purchase. The attorney raised no objections at that time. During a recent legal review, the company?s corporate counsel advised that the company update the Employee Handbook to better address its current operating environment. The Chief Executive Officer has tasked the Chief of Staff to oversee the handbook updates including obtaining all necessary approvals from the Corporate Governance Board.
The Chief of Staff met with the full IT Governance Board to discuss the required policy updates. (The IT Governance Board is responsible for providing oversight for all IT matters within the company). The outcome of that meeting was an agreement that the CISO and CISO staff will update and/or create IT related policies for the employee handbook. These policies include:
? Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology
? Bring Your Own Device Policy
? Digital Media Sanitization, Reuse, & Destruction Policy

Your Task Assignment
As a staff member supporting the CISO, you have been asked to research what the three policies should contain and then prepare an ?approval draft? for each one. No single policy should exceed two typed pages in length so you will need to be concise in your writing and only include the most important elements for each policy.
The policies are to be written for EMPLOYEES and must explain employee obligations and responsibilities. Each policy must also include the penalties for violations of the policy and identify who is responsible for compliance enforcement.
Your ?approval drafts? will be submitted to the IT Governance Board for discussion and vetting. If the board accepts your policies, they will then be reviewed and critiqued by all department heads and executives before being finalized by the Chief of Staff?s office. The policies will also be subjected to a thorough legal review by the company?s attorneys. Upon final approval by the Corporate Governance Board, the policies will be adopted and placed into the Employee Handbook.

Agile versus Waterfall

Agile approach to project management has become more and more popular in recent years. Agile framework is different from traditional waterfall model. It has considerable impact on how projects are planned and executed.

Imagine that you have been assigned as a project manager to manage your company?s e-Commerce Website where customers can browse the company?s products, place orders, and interact with the company?s customer service representatives. Your project must be completed in three (3) months and you have about twelve (12) people in the team. There are three (3) offshore developers in Ireland and two (2) QA testers in Dallas, TX. The rest of the project team and the product owner are in San Diego, CA.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

Compare and contrast agile and Waterfall models of managing a project in the context of building an e-Commerce Website. Include diagrams or tables through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open source alternative such as Dia to show the differences and similarities. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Evaluate the pros and cons in agile and Waterfall project management in terms of planning and the execution of projects and collaboration among project team members.
Determine whether you would use an ?Agile? or ?Waterfall? model to manage the project for your company. Support your rationale.
Identify and analyze the major pitfalls and misconceptions inherited in your chosen approach. Propose key actions that you, as a project manager, could take in order to mitigate the risks associated with the previously identified misconceptions.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. You may use the resources above or others of your choosing.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or one of their equivalents such as Dia and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Compare and contrast agile project management methods with traditional project management.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in advanced agile project management topics.
Write clearly and concisely about advanced agile project management topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Program Design Game Formulas

Most computer games use formulas to define what happens when a user interacts with the environment. For example, the formula for how much damage a player inflicted on a monster might be something like:
damage = (player strength + player weapon) ? monster’s protection
Assume that there are 100 possible values for each of the variables on the right side of this formula (from 0 = weak to 99 = strong).
Write a program that:
Allows the users to enter their strength, weapon strength, and the monster’s protection
Finds out what the damage will be on clicking a button
Design a complete solution, including an interface sketch, object table, data table, algorithm, table of testing strategy, and trace examples of good and invalid data through the algorithm to verify that it is correct.

Database Systems and Database Models

The Strayer Oracle Server may be used to test and compile the SQL Queries developed for this assignment. Your instructor will provide you with login credentials to a Strayer University maintained Oracle server.

Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant to assist in streamlining the data processing of an international based organization that sells high-end electronics. The organization has various departments such as payroll, human resources, finance, marketing, sales, and operations. The sales department is the only department where employees are paid a commission in addition to their yearly salary and benefits. All other departments compensate their employees with a yearly salary and benefits only. Commission is paid by multiplying the employee?s commission rate by the total amount of product units sold. You have access to the following data sets:

Employee (EmpNumber, EmpFirstName, EmpLastName, CommissionRate, YrlySalary, DepartmentID, JobID)
Invoice (InvNumber, InvDate, EmpNumber, InvAmount)
InvoiceLine (InvLineNumber, InvNumber, ProductNumber, Quantity)
Product (ProductNumber, ProductDescription, ProductCost)
Department (DepartmentID, DepartmentDescription)
Job (JobID, JobDescription)
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Design a query that will allow the finance department to determine the commissions paid to specific employees of the sales department for the month of December. Note: You will need to generate the tables described above (Employee, Invoice, InvoiceLine, Product, Department, and Job) in order to compare and validate your code. Validated query code must be part of your paper.
Compare the code of the query you designed in Question one (1) to one that would show how much total compensation is paid to each employee for the same month.
Determine and explain the factors necessary to ensure referential integrity.
Create an object-oriented model to show how the tables are interrelated through the use of graphical tools. Make sure that you are able to show the relationship types such as 1:M, 1:1, or M:1. Additionally, remember to include the determined factors from the previous assignment requirement. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Identify which data components are the entities and attributes, and the relationship between each using an object representation diagram through the use of graphical tools. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Describe how Big Data could be used to assist in the productivity and forecasting of the organization?s products and resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Describe the role of databases and database management systems in managing organizational data and information.
Design and implement a database solution to solve a proposed business problem.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the strategic implications and management of database systems.
Write clearly and concisely about topics related to the strategic planning for database systems using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.