Title: Fintech: Choosing a Dim Labors Arranger
Authors: Clinton Daniel, and Janis Gogan
Publication Date: 2018
Main Learning Objectives
• Consider technical, economic, operational and strategic factors when making mission-critical decisions
involving strange IT initiatives (such as, in this contingency, tender a customer-facing labor to the dim).
• Acknowledge that dim labors drop on a continuum, including end-user facing SaaS dim applications
(e.g., gmail, Dropbox) and those used by/delivered in analogy with IT professionals (IaaS, PaaS)
• Evaluate a vendor segregation manner and adduce suggestions control improvements.
• Consider contractual and analogy issues in established with a strange software or hardware vendor on a
development or implementation plan (gate to vendor treatment).
Suggested Readings to Accompany the Contingency
1.McAfee, A. What Every CEO Deficiencys to Know encircling the Dim, Harvard Vocation Review, November,
2011. We endure to consign this in Strategic IT Treatment. When a further-recent similarly strong
practitioner period is published, we applaud replacing this single.
2.The contingency quotes a January 2016 CIO period by Thor Olavsrud (Eleven Dim Trends that conquer Dominate
2016”), which, paired with the McAfee period, helps students acknowledge vulgar dim opportunities and
challenges. It does not attributable attributable attributable arrange a tutorial on advantages and challenges of dim computing (which the
McAfee period does). http://www.cio.com/article/3026527/cloud-computing/11-cloud-trends-that-willdominate-2016.html
3.Froehlich, A., “Eight Dim Computing Predictions control 2016.” NotificationWeek (12/23/2015). This
short online annotated slide semblance, to-boot not attributable attributableed in the contingency, can to-boot be consigned:
Contingency Study Questions
Q1. Joe Kwo acknowledges that the dim adduces twain opportunities and risks.
a. How would a agitate to the dim shape it easier and/or further remunerative control Fintech to arrange large
volumes of separated basis to its clients?
b. What technical challenges does Fintech countenance in adduceing the strange labor?
c. What vocation challenges does Fintech countenance in adduceing the strange labor?
Q2. Assume Joe Kwo must elect a dim labors arranger. Based singly on notification arranged in the
case, which arranger should Kwo elect? Why? You conquer deficiency to assimilate and dissimilarity the three
providers’ adduceings in particular, and qualify to examine technical and vocation implications of their
similarities and differences.
Q3. Control each arranger (Amazon, Google, Microsoft), identify specific risks, and qualify to adduce specific
suggestions control launching, vulgar, and managing the contemplated strange labor if that arranger is chosen.
Q4. Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the arranger evaluation manner illustrative in the contingency. What
useful steps were enslaved? Do you descry any problems?
Assignment is attributable on 19-09-2020 and must be submitted via Moodle.