• Chapter 16
    • Define and describe total cost of ownership. List at least 10 items to consider when determining a data center’s total cost of ownership.
    • Define and describe a capital expense. How are capital expenses different from operational expenses?
    • Define and describe economies of scale and provide a cloud-based example.
    • Define and describe “right sizing” as it pertains to cloud computing.
    • Define Moore’s law and discus how it might influence cloud migration.
    • Given company revenues of $2.5 million and expenses of $2.1 million, calculate the company’s profit and profit margin.
  • Chapter 17
    • Compare and contrast functional and nonfunctional requirements and provide an example of each.
    • Discuss why a designer should avoid selecting an implementation platform for as long as possible during the design process.
    • Discuss various trade-offs a designer may need to make with respect to nonfunctional requirements.
    • Discuss why the system maintenance phase is often the most expensive phase of the software development life cycle.
  • Chapter 19
    • Define scalability.
    • List five to ten potential relationships that align with the Pareto principle, such as how 80 percent of sales come from 20 percent of customers.
    • Compare and contrast vertical and horizontal scaling.
    • Explain the importance of the database read/write ratio.
    • Assume a site guarantees 99.99 percent uptime. How many minutes per year can the site be down?
  • Chapter 20
    • List and describe five ways you think the cloud will change the future of TV.
    • List and describe five potential uses for intelligent fabric.
    • List and describe five ways the cloud will influence the mobile application market, or vice versa.
    • Discuss the importance of HTML 5.
    • Discuss how the cloud will impact future operating systems.
    • List and describe three potential location-aware applications.
    • List and describe five ways intelligent devices may work together.

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