Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits

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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.

Keywords: Cloud; Business information system; Cost; Cost estimation; Cost transparency; ITIL; COBIT; TOGAF

Details [Kra2012b]

Author(s):
Title: Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits
In book: Cloud Computing and Services Science
Series: Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy
Editor(s): Ivanov, Ivan and van Sinderen, Marten and Shishkov, Boris
Pages: 185-203
Publisher: Springer New York
Url: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2326-3_10
Publication year: 2012

Bibtex

@incollection{Kra2012b,
  researchgate = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265089510},
  author = {Kratzke, Nane},
  booktitle = {Cloud Computing and Services Science},
  editor = {Ivanov, Ivan and van Sinderen, Marten and Shishkov, Boris},
  keywords = {Cloud; Business information system; Cost; Cost estimation; Cost transparency; ITIL; COBIT; TOGAF},
  pages = {185-203},
  publisher = {Springer New York},
  series = {Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy},
  title = {Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2326-3_10},
  year = {2012},
  bdsk-url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2326-3_10}
}