Scenario: Software as a Service (SaaS) is growing, and cloud-based services cannot be ruled out as a means to streamline IT needs. The cloud offers everything from storage, to email, to productivity applications. Cloud-based solutions allow for savings on IT staff and infrastructure. Based on the solutions provided and the needs of an infrastructure, explore the possibility of utilizing the cloud and cloud-based services to streamline the complete infrastructure.
Based on the scenario above:
Discuss the pros and cons of utilizing cloud-based services for business continuity, disaster recovery, storage, and applications in a small business, and
Consider any other cloud-based service that would prove cost-effective without compromising operations.
Be sure to include a detailed explanation of the advantages and disadvantages as they relate to small business utilization of cloud technology as a service model, including security concerns.
Your well-written paper must be 3-5 pages in length and conform to the APA Writings, Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the required readings.