Please write a short paper on ONE of the investigation topics listed below. Your paper should be between one and two pages in length (single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font) not counting the references. Please list all sources used for your investigation, using APA formatting for your in-text Citations and the References at the end of your paper. Please be careful to cite all your sources so as not to unintentionally plagiarize.
List of Investigation Topics
(1) Research How Media Providers Use Cloud Services
Abstract: Entertainment Media has been adopting Internet based delivery since the turn of the millennium. Netflix was one of the first major movie services to move from CD/DVD based media to an Internet model. As the bandwidth multiplied at the user’s end, the acceptability of this option all but obliterated services such as Blockbuster and the thousands of small town video stores. Even the remaining services like RedBox are using alternative options allowing customers to reserve movies at the local grocery store/gas station by renting them online and then picking them up.
Your challenge in this research is to identify exactly how Netflix and Amazon compete with each other to deliver movies from the ‘Cloud’.
Who owns the hardware that they contract for?
How do they pay for bandwidth?
What happens when someone purchases a movie vs renting one?
How might YouTube become a disruptor for these providers with its ad-based model? How does YouTube host its movies and who owns YouTube?
How are these services different from iTunes?
If you worked for one of these media providers, what could you see as some concerns for these cloud based models?