Cloud-based IT Management Impacts - Qualitative Weaknesses and Strengths of Clouds

Abstract: Although cloud computing is in all mouth today it seems that there exist only little evidences in literature that it is more economical effective than classical data center approaches. Due to a performed qualitative analysis on COBIT, TOGAF and ITIL this paper postulates that cloud-based approaches are likely to provide more benefits than disprofits to IT management. Nevertheless one astonishing issue is the not often stressed ex ante cost intransparency of cloud based approaches which is a major implicit problem for IT investment decisions. This paper presents considerations how to estimate costs of cloud based systems before they enter their operational phase. This is necessary in order to make economical IT investment decisions for or against cloud computing more objective.

Details [Kra2011b]

Author(s):
Title: Cloud-based IT Management Impacts - Qualitative Weaknesses and Strengths of Clouds
In book: CLOSER
Pages: 145-151
Publication year: 2011

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Kra2011b,
  author = {Kratzke, Nane},
  bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de},
  booktitle = {CLOSER},
  crossref = {DBLP:conf/closer/2011},
  pages = {145-151},
  title = {Cloud-based IT Management Impacts - Qualitative Weaknesses and Strengths of Clouds},
  year = {2011}
}