Summative Assessment: IT Infrastructure

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Due by Monday, January 23, 2023
If you use services such as GoogleTM, Office 365®, and Dropbox®, you are operating in the cloud. We chose such services because they are free or can be used at a low cost. The cloud allows us to store many of our files without fear of loss, provides us access to common office applications, and allows us to use email from anywhere we have access to the Internet. As individuals, we decide to use these cloud services based on our own needs and personal budgets. The federal government has taken steps to move government operations to the cloud. In fact, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) developed a strategy to accelerate the adoption of cloud-based solutions in the federal government
(Kent, 2019).
Imagine that you work in the information technology department of a federal organization that processes American citizens’ financial and personally identifiable data. Your organization is intent on adopting a cloud service solution that conforms to the OPM federal strategy. Today your supervisor approached you and tasked you with developing a presentation that will be used to advise your senior leaders on whether they should maintain an in-house information technology infrastructure or outsource the service to a cloud service provider.
Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to showcase your proposal. Include the following in your presentation:
Identify 3 cloud service providers.
Compare and contrast the services of each provider.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of moving your organization’s processes and data to the
Provide a recommendation to maintain an in-house IT solution or move to a cloud environment. Justify your recommendation. Proofread thoroughly.
Remember that this is a visual aid, so plan accordingly. Use eye catching graphics, detailed speaker’s notes, and cited references.
Submit your assignment.
Kent, S. (2019). Federal cloud computing strategy (June 24, 2019). Office of Management and Budget.


Approximately 250 words