Our guest speaker, Karla Lewis, described functionality of a shared services infrastructure data center (INF220 Week Four Information Systems – Infrastructure Development Approaches Part One (Links to an external site.) and INF220 Week Four Information Systems – Infrastructure Development Approaches Part Two (Links to an external site.)). The Instructor Guidance discusses six categories of benefits from integrating shared services in the organization. Using these categories, discuss the benefits of the shared services provided by Karla Lewisâ€™s organization. Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points.
You read about cloud computing in Chapter 3 of the course text, which discussed cloud computing as it applies to all types of applications. What are the specific advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing for enterprise resource planning (ERP)? Dr. Patterson, our guest speaker, spoke about the benefit of using global standards in INF220 Week Four Network Technology Development Approaches (Links to an external site.). Would using global standards be good when integrating cloud computing in the organization? Why or why not?