CLOUD COMPUTING A BETTER MEANS OF IT OUTSOURCING


CLOUD COMPUTING A BETTER MEANS OF IT OUTSOURCING

ABSTRACT

The research focuses on cloud computing as a better means of its outsourcing. It provides an analytical framework in the nature of cloud computing, characteristics, and service models. It also provides a detailed study on cloud computing as a better means of it outsourcing.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page………………..i

Certification……………ii

Dedication………………iii

Acknowledgment……….iv

Abstract…………………vi

Table of content………vii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

DEFINITION OF TERMS

DEFINITION OF CLOUD COMPUTING:

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.2 Cloud Computing Definition

2.3 History of Cloud Computing

2.3.1 Cloud Computing Predecessor Paradigm

2.4 Cloud Computing Service Models

2.4.1 Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS).

2.4.2 Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS).

2.4.3 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

2.5 Characteristics of cloud computing

2.5.1 On-demand self-service

2.5.2 Broad network access

2.5.3 Resource pulling

2.5.4 Rapid elasticity/ infinite capacity / Dynamism

2.5.5 Measured services

2.5.6 Abstraction of infrastructure

2.5.7 Resource Democratization

2.5.8 Service-oriented Architecture

2.6 Cloud Deployment Model

2.6.1 Private cloud

2.6.2 Public

2.6.3 Hybrid

2.7 Benefits of Cloud Computing

2.8 Cloud Computing In Public Sector

2.8.1 Federal Government US

2.8.1.1 Federal Government cloud strategy

2.8.1.2 Federal Government Decision Framework for Cloud Migration

2.8.1.3 Selecting service to move to the cloud

2.8.2 G-cloud strategy in the UK

2.8.2.1 Digital British initiative G-cloud strategy

2.8.3 Japanese Kasumigaseki cloud

2.8.4 Virtual Computing Laboratory (VCL)

2.8.5 Cloud Business Model Framework (CBMF)

2.8.6 Cloud Migration Strategy

2.8.7 HP Government Cloud Roadmap Service

2.8.8 Australian Cloud Computing Strategic Direction

2.8.9 Aneka Cloud Application

2.8.10 Key Metrics and scenarios for government cloud

2.8.10.1 Metrics

2.8.10.2 Analysis scenario

2.9 Summary

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0 INTRODUCTION

3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN

3.2 AREA OF THE STUDY

3.3 POPULATION OF THE STUDY

3.4 SAMPLE OF THE STUDY

3.5 INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION

3.6 RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF INSTRUMENT

3.7 TECHNIQUES OF DATA ANALYSIS

3.8    SCORING OF THE RESEARCH INSTRUMENT

3.9    DECISION RULE

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

BIODATA OF RESPONDENTS

RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

CHAPTER FIVE

FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATION

REFERENCES

QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

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 with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

Although this widely adopted description of what makes a cloud computing solution is very valuable, it is not very tangible or easy to understand. Why is cloud computing different than just visualizing alone which is commonly mistaken to be cloud computing as well.

Cloud computing is composed of five essential characteristics, three deployment models, and four service models. The essential characteristics consist of;

An On-demand self-service;  users are able to position cloud computing resources without requiring human interaction, mostly done through a web-based self-service portal (management console)

B, Board network access; cloud computing resources are accessible over the network, supporting heterogeneous client platforms such as mobile devices and workstations.

C, Resource pooling; service multiple customers from the same physical resources, by securely separating the resources on a logical level.

D, Rapid elasticity; resources are positioned and released on demand and/or automated based on triggers or parameters. This will make sure your application will have exactly the capacity it needs at any point in time.

E, Measured service; resource usage is monitored, measured, and reported (billed) transparently based on utilization.

Therefore cloud computing is much more than just visualization. IT’s really about utilizing technology as a service. Users need little to no knowledge in the details of how a particular service is implemented, on which hardware, on how many CPU's and so on. All that is important for a user is to have a good understanding of what the service offers and what it does not and how to operate the self-service portal.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

When it comes to outsourcing everyone has a tale of woe. Some software vendors that outsource a new development project could not meet the deadline because they were amateur so they switch from one platform to another. But the big question is who reaches the platform, did the customer work daily? (NO). Did it have automated status reputing (it did not)

Outsourcing is a key part of every modern IT group. The problem is, we still don’t seem to do it well. Hence many business technology professionals fire vendors within a short period of time. Companies using IT outsourcing speak of the importance of managing outsourcing better.

One of the growth of cloud computing and software as a service initiative.

IT outsourcing is moving up the stack as vendors take over increasingly strategic functions. Nearly six to ten IT shops outsource some critical function. Management, engineering, or development, almost one-fourth keep executive and management functions in-house but look to outsource everything else as companies rely more on outsiders, a lack of oversight, management, and even monitoring can have catastrophic consequences.

Cloud computing blurs the lines between what had been conventional outsourcing and internal operations and it will test IT’s management and control policies. Therefore the research seeks to investigate cloud computing as a better means of IT outsourcing.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The problem confronting this research is to investigate cloud computing as a better means of IT OUTSOURCING

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.    What is cloud computing

2.    What is IT OUTSOURCING

3.    What is the role of cloud computing as a better means of IT OUTSOURCING

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

1.    To determine the nature and characteristics of cloud computing

2.    To determine the nature of IT outsourcing

3.    To highlight the role of cloud computing as a better means of IT outsourcing

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.    The study shall be of immense importance to IT companies and IT professionals

2.    The study shall provide a structural framework on the application of cloud computing as a better means of IT outsourcing

3.    It shall serve as a reference point that of information on cloud computing as a better means of IT outsourcing

STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

1.    Ho, the growth of cloud computing is low

H1, the growth of cloud computing is high

2.    H0, the level of IT outsourcing is low

H1, the level of IT outsourcing is high

3.    H0, the impact of cloud computing on IT outsourcing is low

H1, the impact of cloud computing on IT outsourcing is high

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The study focuses on cloud computing as a better means of IT outsourcing

DEFINITION OF TERMS

DEFINITION OF CLOUD COMPUTING:

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand, and network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly positioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Edwin .s (2014)

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