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What is the business reason for dealing with cloud providers, instead of the IT department?
The IT department does not accommodate variable costs
How can cloud-related financial risks be managed?
Making sure that cloud assets are generating revenue
How can the internal IT department successfully react to cloud computing?
By becoming a private cloud provider
How does cloud computing shift CAPEX to OPEX?
IT assets are not owned by the customer
Which represents the MOST important business continuity risk?
Providers going out of business
Cloud computing has the greatest benefit for:
User populations that vary and are unpredictable.
IT outsourcing and cloud computing typically have this in common:
Vendor lock-in potential
________ is an example of a cloud-specific security risk?
Storing customer data at a provider
_____ is the common business benefits of cloud computing and IT outsourcing.
More adjustable to local laws and requirements
___ is a cloud computing compliance risk.
Credit card data handled by a cloud provider
How can cloud computing help reduce integrity risks?
It is easier to have a backup available.
What is the business benefit of PaaS?
Improve the speed of the development and deployment processes.
Business users would be interested in cloud computing over typical IT due to the desire for
improved user experience
Cloud computing _____________capital cost to variable cost.
What is the best benefit of cloud computing?
It delivers IT capabilities that scale with demand.
What term describes the amount of data that can be sent across a link in a given time?
Why will cloud computing be a challenge in relation to compliance risks?
It makes it harder to know where a company's important assets are.
As a cloud customer, which assets have the most risks related to a cloud provider going out of business?
Data stored at the provider
Digital identities for logging onto SaaS solutions should be issued by:
a third-party identity provider.
Virtualization is a _____
set of techniques for hiding hardware resources behind software abstractions.
Standardization of data is formats important to SaaS because:
It facilitates movement from one provider to another.
Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing is an example of:
Pinterest is an example of:
What action should a company take if a cloud computing provider ceases to uphold their contract?
Consult the company's exit plan and follow that course of action.
What IT process will become more important due to the adoption of cloud computing?
How can an organization successfully implement a SaaS strategy?
Perform risks management of external providers
____ is the most important to both business and technologist when adopting cloud computing.
Security of current IT solutions
_____ risk results if cloud computing providers limit their Service Level Agreement (SLA) liabilities.
What is an important skill for an organization wanting to adopt an IaaS strategy?
Custom cloud provider management tools make the organization susceptible to?
_______ is/are the difference between cloud computing and IT outsourcing.
The ability to change service
When working with an outside party that may include access to sensitive information, each party should require a:
Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
How does cloud computing influence service operations?
The provisioning of servers and services is quicker
Which change in the security processes is introduced by cloud computing?
Working with multiple providers of user identities
Change Management in the cloud changes
Eucalyptus is an example of:
Private cloud software
Why does request fulfillment become more complicated in a cloud environment?
Processes must be redesigned with the user experience in mind.
Private clouds are operated solely for _______________ organization(s)
Google Apps is an example of:
The hypervisor does what?
It permits the underling physical server hardware to be shared
A web hosting service is an example of:
Why does hardware and operating system maintenance take less effort with SaaS?
Cloud provider addresses it
_________ risk occurs when a cloud provider stops serving the company?
What IT process is likely to take more effort with cloud computing?