You are the IT director for XYZ Manufacturing. Your company is aB2B (business-to-business) organization that supplies auto parts toGeneral Motors. There are 200 employees at XYZ Manufacturing with aheadquarters in Detroit, Michigan, and field offices in Omaha,Nebraska; Austin, Texas; and Orlando, Florida. There are over10,000 items in the inventory for XYZ Manufacturing and you receiveraw material (i.e. steel, plastic, wiring, etc.) from China.

XYZ Manufacturing has been struggling for years with inadequatecomputer resources to track inventory and handle user requests frominternal management, orders and invoices from General Motors,orders and invoices from your suppliers, and management reports.There is clearly an inability to store and retrieve complex “bigdata,” and recently there have been frequent security breaches.Your CIO is extremely frustrated with this situation and is lookingfor an alternative approach to providing IT services. She has askedyou for input on this investigation.

Write a paper that describes the advantages and disadvantagesthat cloud computing offers to your organization. Include asensible, detailed strategy to migrate to cloud computing,addressing the issues of performance, scalability, and economicfactors.

Your paper should be 8-10 pages in length and meet APARequirements. Include at least five credible references in additionto the course textbook.