Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss.
The discussion questions this week are from Chapter’s 3-5 (Jamsa, 2013).
Chapter 3 topics:
Define and describe PaaS.
List the benefits of PaaS solutions.
Describe 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 a PaaS.
Chapter 4 topics:
Define and describe IaaS.
Define and describe system redundancy. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement a redundancy plan.
Define and describe load balancing. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement load balancing.
Define and describe NAS. Assume you must implement a shared file system within the cloud. What company would you select? Why? What costs should your client expect to pay for cloud-based data on a gigabyte (GB) basis?
Define and describe colocation. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement colocation.
Compare and contrast a cloud-based disk storage device (with a file system) with a cloud based database.
Compare and contrast physical, dedicated virtual, and shared virtual servers. Search the web for companies that provide each. What cost should a customer expect to pay for each?
Chapter 5 topics:
Define and describe SSO.
Define and describe IDaaS.
Define SAML and describe its purpose.
Define and describe provisioning.
Define and describe FIDM.
List factors that make mobile ID management difficult.
accounting information is aimed at helping managers within the organization make sound business decisions. On the other hand, financial accounting is focused on providing information to individuals outside the organization. Managers rely on cost accounting to provide them with an idea of the actual expenses related to processes, departments, operations or products that are the basis of their budget procedures. This information allows them to analyze variations to determine the best method of improvement to generate profit. These analyses are used in management accounting, where managers can substantiate the need to cut expenses for a company in order to increase that company´s profit. Cost accounting is used as a tool for internal use, versus a tool for external users like financial accounting and is not required to adhere to GAAP standards (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Instead, cost accounting aims to provide reports and analyses that will assist internal users with improved performance measures (Noreen, Brewer, & Garrison, 2014, p. 19). Role of managerial accounting and the management accountant in a business or organization One of the most crucial elements of cost accounting is to determine product selling prices; however, it is one of the simplest. A second related cost accounting objective is cost control. Organizations want to be able to reduce costs on their inputs and increase the price for their outputs. Cost accounting is a mechanism to identify possible areas of inefficiencies to manage and control costs. Managerial accounting information is used by management to determine what products/services should be sold, how to sell them, and at what price (DeBenedetti, n.d.). For managers to determine the best means of improving a company’s profitability, as well as saving the company money in the future, cost accounting is a necessary system in the management of a company’s budget, providing valuable data to analyze variations in company production expenses. Variance analysis is a vital part of cost accounting because it breaks down each variance into many different elements of standard versus actual costs. Some of these components include material expense variation, volume variation and labor expenses variation (Luft, 1997, p. 215). Understanding why these fluctuations occurred, when compared to what was planned, helps a manager to save their company money by taking actions that are appropriate to correct that variation and prevent it from happening in the future. Managers are often faced with the difficult and daunting task of choosing b>GET ANSWER