Explain how the updated IT globalization plan addresses international market opportunities and the challenges of a global economy.

Recommendations for Changes to the Five Year IT Global Strategic Plan
For Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream
COMPETENCIES
437.1.8 Global Technology Standards
The graduate evaluates the effects of international standards on the application of technology in global markets.
437.1.9 Trends and Initiatives
The graduate analyzes information technology trends and initiatives in a global context to ensure alignment with an organization’s mission and business goals.
437.1.10 Established Technology
The graduate evaluates the application of technologies when recommending global communications solutions to meet business goals.
437.1.11 Global Market
The graduate creates an information and communication globalization plan to address international market opportunities and challenges.
INTRODUCTION
As companies grow and decide to compete internationally, they must formulate global information technology plans to manage their worldwide expansion. Many companies decide to outsource some of these IT projects overseas to gain competitive advantages. Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream is a business in the middle of planning for a major global expansion. (See the attachment “Five-Year IT Global Strategic Plan.”) To facilitate this expansion, the company’s IT systems will need to undergo a major upgrade.
You have been hired as the IT consultant by the CEO of Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream to recommend changes to the five-year IT globalization plan for the company. The CEO provided you with a version of the plan that focuses on the company expanding its business and technology into the international markets of Great Britain and Western Europe. Unfortunately, the organization’s chief information officer (CIO) just left the company for personal reasons, which leaves the company with some decisions still to make in regard to its technology infrastructures, processes, and systems to support the expansion. You were told that there is $20,000,000 available to improve technology systems and processes to meet expanded business goals. You are being asked to adopt the role of the recently departed CIO and to recommend updates to the existing plan. Your task is to evaluate the current five-year plan, research technological solutions, work with existing stakeholders, and then recommend changes to the “Activities” section of five of the plan targets.
REQUIREMENTS
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A.  Summarize the current state of each of the following established technologies related to the targets in the company’s IT globalization plan. Explain how the current weaknesses identified in the plan may affect the company’s global performance.
•   data storage (see target 1)
•   unified communications system (mail, conferencing, and messaging) (see target 2)
•   enterprise resource programming (ERP) system (see target 5)
•   integrated point-of-sale (POS) system (see target 6)
•   customer resource management (CRM) system (see target 11)

B.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “Data Storage” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
C.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “Unified Communications System” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
D.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “ERP” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
E.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “POS” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
F.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “CRM” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
G.  Justify how the recommended changes (in parts B – F) to the IT globalization plan align with the company’s goals of addressing global technology trends, standards, best practices, and initiatives.
H.  Explain how the updated IT globalization plan addresses international market opportunities and the challenges of a global economy.
I.  Explain what challenges and opportunities may result from the company implementing and maintaining its IT globalization plan.
J.  Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
K.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

The strategic importance of cloud computing in business organizations.

Research at least two articles on the topic of the strategic importance of cloud computing in business organizations. Write a brief synthesis and summary of the two articles. How are the topics of the two articles related? What information was relevant and why?

What is Fuzzy Matching?How threat actors can evade detection via threat correlation ?

Given the vast amount of known threat indicators and level of network activity today, automation has become a necessity. It’s often difficult and time consuming for human analysts to efficiently manage large amounts of granular data and a wide range of cognitive biases. Therefore, manual threat correlation is often too slow to keep up with the amount of data generated, results include a high number of false negatives and positives, and outputs are not always reproducible.
However, performing manual threat correlation processes will remain crucial. The human brain’s ability to leverage well-formed biases and perform higher-order reasoning is essential for assessing the validity and value being provided by whatever solutions your organization uses as well as building your cyber threat management team’s knowledge base. Thus, even when automated methods are employed, the final tier of analysis typically uses these human abilities for sense-making before any actions are taken.

Conduct your own research and discuss  the following:

Field Techniques of Comparison? 
Rules for Based Matching?
What is Fuzzy Matching?
How threat actors can evade detection via threat correlation ?

How should backup media be secured? What about off-site storage of backups?

Include at least 300 words in your posting and at least 300 words in your reply.  Indicate at least one source or reference in your original post. Please see syllabus for details on submission requirements.
Module 3 Discussion Question

Search “scholar.google.com” for a company or school that has reported issues, problems, concerns about their backup procedures. Discuss the issue of securing backups. There have been several incidents lately in which backup media containing personal customer information were lost or stolen. How should backup media be secured? What about off-site storage of backups?

What are the requirements for Institutional Review Board [IRB] membership?

IRB stands for Institutional Review Board.  This is a group of senior administrators/scientists that are responsible for reviewing all research involving people (and test animals). 
When conducting research involving humans (even for something as simple as giving a survey to a group of individuals) you need to be aware of the rules regarding research using human subjects. It is required that individuals conducting research be certified in IRB guidelines (as defined by the federal government).
Your Originality Percentage should be less than 30%.  Submit project in via the designated dropbox.
Research the IRB Guidelines and provide information for the following:
1.  What are the requirements for IRB membership?
2.  What IRBs must be registered?
3.  What information must be provided when registering an IRB?
4.  When must an IRB be registered?
5.  How must an IRB be registered?
6.  When must IRB registration information be renewed or updated?
7.  What is the process of evaluation and disposition of applications and proposals for research to be conducted or supported by a Federal Department or Agency?
8.  What is the IRB’s policy on functions and operations?
9.  What is the IRB’s policy on IRB review of research?
10.  What are criteria for IRB approval of research?
11.  What are general requirements for informed consent?
12.  What are the duties of IRB’s in connection with research involving pregnant women, fetuses, and neonates?
13.  What is the retention period for IRB records?
Provide the Code of Federal Regulations Definitions for the following terms: (Do not provide any definitions other than the Code of Federal Regulations definitions).
      14.   Department or agency head
15.   Institution 
16.  Legally authorized representative
17.  Research 
18.   Research subject to regulation, 
19.   Intervention
20.   IRB
21.   IRB Approval
22.   Minimal Risk
23.   Certification
24.  Human Subject

What are the considerations (legal, ethical, moral, etc.) of performing a test on a patient without informed consent?

The process of understanding the risks and benefits of treatment is  known as informed consent. It is based on the moral and legal premise of  patient autonomy—that patients have the right to make decisions about  their health and whether they engage in patient-provider encounters. An  institutional review board (IRB) is generally a group of subject matter  experts, scientists, doctors, clergy, and consumers associated with a  health care facility that participates in a clinical-oriented research  study. IRBs are designed to protect study participants. They must review  and approve plans for any clinical research project. 
To prepare for this Discussion, you may wish to explore the Internet for information on informed consent, as can be found at American Medical Association (AMA) Informed Consent.
In this Discussion, answer the following questions:

What are the considerations (legal, ethical, moral, etc.) of performing a test on a patient without informed consent? 
What is the role of implied consent within the patient-physician encounter? 
What other protections should be afforded patients and participants in studies? Why?
How can IT be used to track informed consent and IRB protocols enforcement/adherence?
What are the implications of informed consent provisions for teaching hospitals? 
In your opinion, at what point is it ethically permissible or feasible for a patient to withdraw consent?

How is an application layer firewall different from a packet-filtering firewall?

 
Answer the following:

How is an application layer firewall different from a packet-filtering firewall?
Why is an application layer firewall sometimes called a proxy server?
What is stateful inspection?
What is a VPN? Why is it becoming more widely used?
What is content filtering, and should it be leveraged on a corporate network?  Backup your statement with 2 or 3 facts.

How is an application layer firewall different from a packet-filtering firewall?

Answer the following:

How is an application layer firewall different from a packet-filtering firewall?
Why is an application layer firewall sometimes called a proxy server?
What is stateful inspection?
What is a VPN? Why is it becoming more widely used?
What is content filtering, and should it be leveraged on a corporate network?  Backup your statement with 2 or 3 facts.

Describe your expectations on finding law from anywhere in the world by use of the internet. Why is it important to have a uniform method of citation of that law?

 describe your expectations on finding law from anywhere in the world by use of the internet. Why is it important to have a uniform method of citation of that law?  Minimum300 words in APA format.  

Who is ultimately responsible for the security of information in an organization?

 
For this paper, submit a 3 page response to the following in your paper:

Who is ultimately responsible for the security of information in an organization?
What are the disadvantages of using a VPN instead of a leased line?
If a hacker hacks into a network, copies a few files, defaces the Web page, and steals credit card numbers, identify the different threat categories encompassed by this attack?
What do VPNs do that firewalls cannot do?

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Single typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length

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