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In Chapter 6 of the text – Managing & Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, the chapter discusses scalability and adaptability. This week we looked at how our IT demands must scale with our needs. This topic is a common issue found in business.

Using the lessons learned in Chapter 6 of the text about the challenges from an IT management standpoint, apply this knowledge to the following situation. You are the IT manager for a medical facility. The management is considering a move from an internal server running an electronic medical record system to a cloud system. List and defend with citations two reasons this is a positive change and two reasons this could be concerning or challenging.

This submission should be in the form of a letter to your company CEO.

You must have 2 scholarly journal articles along with your text to support your analysis. Try to find articles that are less than 5 years old.

Initial posts must be 600 words but no more than 800 words. Responses to classmates 300 words each (2 required).

Please make sure you cite and support your posts. Please include a reference for each citation. Your post should use APA formatting.

You must post your first post to this forum by Friday of Week 7 – October 12th by midnight. Please respond to two classmates by Sunday, October 14th at midnight.

This forum will close for posts on Sunday October 14th at midnight. No late posts allowed.