Work #1:

Actual work where 2 students given their post on this:

Review in 500 words or more the video above called Cloud Security Myths.

Use at least three sources. Include at least 3 quotes from your sources enclosed in quotation marks and cited in-line by reference to your reference list.  Example: “words you copied” (citation) These quotes should be one full sentence not altered or paraphrased. Cite your sources.   Stand alone quotes will not count toward the 3 required quotes.

Copying without attribution or the use of spinbot or other word substitution software will result in a grade of 0. 

Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format. 

Reply to two classmates’ posting in a paragraph of at least five sentences by asking questions, reflecting on your own experience, challenging assumptions, pointing out something new you learned, offering suggestions.   

It is important that you use your own words, that you cite your sources, that you comply with the instructions regarding length of your post and that you reply to two classmates in a substantive way (not ‘nice post’ or the like).  Your goal is to help your colleagues write better. Do not use spinbot or other word replacement software. It usually results in nonsense and is not a good way to learn anything. 

Work #2:

 (1) How do you measure how a public corporation has delivered value for its shareholders?  Please use the company that you have selected for your project as an example.  
 

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Preethi Work:

Shareholder value is the financial worth owners of a business receive for owning shares in the company. An increase in shareholder value is created when a company earns a return on invested capital (ROIC) that is greater than its weighted average cost of capital (WACC) (Corporate Finance Institute, 2020). It can also be defined as the shareholders’ value, which enables the company to grow and increase its profits. An increase in the stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet is an indication of growing shareholder value. If this value is created, particularly over the long term, the share price increases, and the company can pay more enormous cash dividends.

 

          A company’s shareholder value depends on its board of directors and senior management’s strategic decisions, including the ability to make wise investments and generate a healthy return on invested capital (Hayes, 2020). Revenue growth, increasing operating margin, increasing capital efficiency. Companies can increase revenue by increasing sales, gaining new customers, encouraging returning customers to purchase, and introducing new products and their categories. Besides maximizing revenue, a company that intends on increasing shareholder value should pay close attention to increasing its operating margin, which is the revenue after covering operating and non-operating expenses of a company. One way companies can increase operating margin is by reducing all of their expenses in COGS and SG&A, which are often the largest categories of expenses. Capital efficiency reflects how efficiently a company is deploying its cash in its operations. It is the ratio between dollar expenses incurred by a company and dollars spent to make a product or service, which can be referred to as ROCE (Return on Capital Employed) or the ratio between EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Tax) over Capital Employed. A higher ROCE indicates a more efficient use of capital to generate shareholder value, and it should be higher than the company’s capital cost.

           Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), the e-commerce platform provider, helps small businesses set up shop online and build their brands. Shopify recorded a robust growth of over 47% from the previous quarter. Shopify generates revenue from various services, including payment processing fees (Shopify Payments) and loans to merchants (Shopify Capital). In the last quarter, merchant solutions increased by 57% to $282.4 million (Nasdaq, 2020). Shopify is a tremendous growth company but presents hardly any value for its investors. It can be seen that Shopify’s investors are paying almost 60 times sales for a company that does not occupy the first place in its industry. From a valuation perspective, even the most risk-tolerant investors shy away from investing in the company and buying the stock at these levels.

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Corporate Finance Inst

Laxmikanth Work:

The main concerns in information technology security are data security and user privacy. However, many organizations are reluctant to implement a cloud computing system as they are afraid of the incapability of this system in dealing with key security attacks. Cloud computing is very important due to its tremendous benefits (Ismail, 2019). Some of the benefits include monitoring security and offering patching, therefore, organizations must dispel myths relating to cloud computing.

One of the cloud computing myths is that data stored in the cloud are less secure. The information departments of all companies are primarily concerned with data security. As data breaching and information hacking rise, some organizations tend to believe it is safe for data to be stored in the premises (Neumann, 2014)  .However, the storage of data on the premises is not an effective method of protection as it will increase its vulnerability to possible natural catastrophes.

            Also, some organizations believe that it is easier to attack cloud since data storage is maintained by the service providers hence increasing its susceptibility to threats. This is not true because one of the keys benefits of cloud computing is monitoring security. It also protects both external and internal networks from malware. Additionally, some believe that accessibility to data in the cloud is open for anyone (Neumann, 2014).They assume that cloud permits the sharing of network spaces by several users and because the majority of the cloud be organizations’ competitors, they assume that this poses major security threats.

 An organization cannot check how its data is being utilized. This is another myth that causes some organizations to delay the adoption of a cloud computing system. They claim that they may not know how third-party service providers are using their data. However, this can be solved by furnishing audit logs that help in tracing individuals who had accessibility to the data. Also, background checks are important in determining these individuals. Furthermore, some companies believe that cloud computing will challenge compliance regulations for data protection.

The fact is that cloud service providers can help organizations to comply with these regulations (Neumann, 2014). The only thing that companies need to do is to be clear concerning the types of data that they storing in the cloud so as to ensure that all the data are within the requirements of data security. Nevertheless, companies must vet their cloud service providers and reassess the solutions that they offer so as to determine if they will assist in meeting the required data security measures.

 

In any event, when utilizing a cloud security supplier, the IT office is as yet liable for securing organization resources, and must guarantee consistency, the report noted. Organizations must contribute the time an