Discussion and Paper

Please discuss the following topics and provide substantive comments to at least two other posts. 

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Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer.  
The discussion questions this week are from Chapter’s 1 & 2  (Jamsa, 2013).
Chapter 1 topics:
Define and discuss cloud computing.
Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.
Compare and contrast SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and provide an example of each.
Define scalability and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
List three advantages and three disadvantages of cloud computing.
Define virtualization and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
Describe three cloud-based solutions for individuals and three cloud-based solutions for businesses.
Discuss how Web 2.0 has driven the growth of the web.
Compare and contrast public, private, community, and hybrid clouds.

Chapter 2 topics:
Define and describe PaaS
List the benefits of PaaS
Describe the potential disadvantages of PaaS
Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database.
List the computing resources normally provided with PaaS.
Assume your company must deploy a .NET solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.
Assume your company must deploy a PHP or Java solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.
Note: You are required to use at least two-peer reviewed sources (besides your textbook) to answer the above questions.
1 1/2 page needed…

Discussion 2:

Resistance to change is a normal everyday aspect in the workplace.  Note what happens to the organizational climate when this resistance occurs and any tactics to reduce negative connotations when dealing with change.
Your response should be 250-300 words
Research Work:
Paper: Information Systems for Business and Beyond Questions:
Chapter 1 – study questions 1-5, Exercise 3 & 4
Information Technology and Organizational Learning Questions
Chapter 1 – Review the Key Lessons from Chapter 1 – Explain the five key lessons and note the importance of each key lesson from chapter 1.  Also, note why is it important to understand these basic concepts. 
The above submission should be one page in length and adhere to APA formatting standards.
*Remember the page length does not include the APA cover page or any references*
Note the first assignment should be in one section and the second section should have the information from the Information Technology and Organizational Learning assignment.  The paper requirements for the two-pages applies to the second part of the assignment directly related to the  Information Technology and Organizational Learning assignment.

2pages needed…
Operational Excellence textbooks are attached