CIS8004 – Semester 1, 2015
Major Report – Makeup Assignment specification
This makeup assignment is a follow up from Major Report 1 and 2 that relates to the Indian Railways case study.
In previous assignments, you have developed a business systems implementation plan for mobile access to the railways reservation systems. You have also detailed the ICT infrastructure requirements, security issues and costing schedule for your implementation plan.
Indian Railways authorities have now requested you to consider the option of cloud computing for their passenger reservation system. You are asked to develop an implementation plan for cloud deployment of the passenger reservation system. You must address the following specific deliverables for the cloud-based passenger reservation system:
1. Service model of cloud computing
- Software, Platform and Infrastructure as a service - which models do you suggest Indian Railways should consider in their cloud implementation plan and why?
2. Service architecture to deploy cloud computing
- Private, Public, Hybrid and Community cloud options - which cloud service architecture should Indian Railways consider deploying and why?
3. Security issues with cloud computing
- There could be several cloud computing security issues in areas such as compliance, trust, identity and access, data protection, governance, incident response, availability and architecture. Suggest three security issues that you consider most important for Indian Railways passenger reservation system with justification.
Your research should be presented in the form of a written report, with a maximum word limit of 1500 words. References are not included in this word limit. You must state your assumptions clearly; validate the stated assumptions through proper literature search. The marking criteria is provided next.
Please note that you are not required to present deeply technical aspects of cloud computing. This is a business report and will be read by non-technical people, so you must understand the target audience here.
MAKEUP REPORT MARKING CRITERIA (CIS8004)
Word limit: 1500 words (The markers will stop reading beyond this)
TURNITIN report: The system will automatically check each assignment for plagiarism. As a general rule, less than 15% similarity is acceptable.
Digital file naming convention
For all assessment items digital file naming convention: When you have an assessment item you need to upload digitally, please use the following naming convention when saving your digital document:
(If you do not follow this you will lose marks)
Student last name_assignment#_CIS8004_Student USQ ID
Marking criteria for makeup assignment report CIS8004
Marking criteria Maximum
Mark Mark Awarded
1 Title page, executive summary, table of contents and overall presentations Marker Feedback: 2
2 Clearly mentioned the list of assumptions Marker Feedback: 3
3 Background and introduction Marker Feedback: 5
4 Development of cloud computing implementation plan for passenger reservation system of Indian Railways Marker Feedback: 25
5 Service model of cloud computing Marker Feedback: 25
6 Service architecture to deploy cloud computing Marker Feedback: 20
7 Security issues with cloud computing Marker Feedback: 15
8 Conclusions & Recommendations Marker Feedback: 5
Total marks for assignment 1 (A) = 100
Marks can be deducted for the following errors:
1 Problems with format and structure of report –20
2 Lack of referencing (Harvard referencing format is the acceptable standard) –20
3 Spelling, grammar and expression errors –10
4 Indication of plagiarism/collusion –100
5 Inappropriate use of in-text references –20
8 FILE NAME (Student did not follow the required file naming)
For all assessment items digital file naming convention: When you have an assessment item you need to upload digitally, please use the following naming convention when saving your digital document: -10
Total deduction (B) = Max. –100
Final mark (A – B) = /100