Consulting skills Unit 1

Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Instructions

Prepare an APA-formatted paper with the following content. Your Assignment does not require an abstract page but does require a cover page and separate reference page. A minimum of two external resources in addition to one of the textbooks is required.

Content

After doing the unit reading, conduct research on the Internet and/or in the library to learn more about Cloud Computing, the changes made in the Consulting industry, the security challenges, and the implications to businesses of all sizes but, especially to small businesses as a result.

Assignment Requirements

Your research should answer the following questions:

  1. Why should businesses consider the cloud and for what parts of their business?
  2. How can the cloud help small businesses?
  3. Is data more secure in the cloud? Why?Is data in the cloud more or less susceptible to hacking?
  4. How does cloud security work and how does that compare the security of on-site servers? Some businesses are hesitant of using the cloud but since so many third-party services use the cloud, are many already using it anyway?
  5. Some research indicates that humans are often the biggest failures in the security chain. Does cloud security still come down to the human element?

 

Directions for Submitting Your Unit 1 Assignment 

  • Provide an appropriate paper title. Titles should be short phrases that describe the content. Do not copy Assignment instructions or questions; doing so does not prove an understanding of main ideas.
  • Do not quote from your sources, but identify what information came from which source through proper APA in-text citations.
  • This paper should be pure research, without personal commentary, conversational speech, or emotional wording.
  • The length requirement for this Assignment is 350–450 words. Do not write more than 450 words; it is important that a consultant learn to be concise.