ITM 527 Module 4 SLP

Module 4 – SLP

DISASTER RECOVERY AND CLOUD COMPUTING

Please read the following article:

Murukutla M. (2010), Virtualization: disaster recovery for the hospitality industry?

Session Long Project

After integrating what you learned from the case assignment and the case study above, please apply to a chosen industry or organization of yours. Please write a 2-5 page paper titled:

Considering Cloud Computing for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for _____ (your chosen industry or organization)

Your paper should reflect your personal experiences with this issue. Your personal experiences could be with the chosen industry or organization, or with the cloud computing platform. The important part of all these project assignments is to carefully assess your own experiences with the topic, and then reflect critically on what you might have learned about your chosen situations through this assessment process.

Please consider the following issues:

  1. What are the technical, economic, and managerial implications for business continuity and disaster recovery plans in relation to cloud computing and SaaS?
  2. Any special considerations for your chosen industry/organization in relation to applying cloud/SaaS for BCP/DR?
  3. How does moving to cloud computing/SaaS affect existing business continuity/DR plans? What areas of your plan do you need to re-evaluate?
  4. What questions should you be asking of cloud computing/SaaS vendors with respect to their own business continuity/disaster recovery plans?