A Decision Process Model to Support Migration to Cloud Computing.

Alkhalil, A., Sahandi, R. and John, D., 2016. A Decision Process Model to Support Migration to Cloud Computing. International Journal of Business Information Systems, 24 (1), 102 - 126.

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DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.10000822

Abstract

Migration to cloud computing is a strategic organisational decision that can affect performance, productivity, growth, as well as increase competitiveness. The decision to migrate is usually complicated and dynamic due to the immaturity and the still evolving nature of the cloud environment. Although there have been many proposed methods for supporting the migration, no systematic decision process exists that clearly identifies the main steps and explicitly describes the tasks to be performed within each step. In this paper, a decision-making process model, based on a two-stage survey, is proposed. The model guides decision makers through a step-by-step approach, aiding them with their decisions for cloud migration. It offers a preliminary structure for developing a cloud knowledge-based decision support system. The model was evaluated by a group of cloud practitioners. The analysis demonstrates a high level of acceptance with regard to the structure, tasks involved and issues addressed by it.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:information systems; cloud computing; cloud migration; decision making process; cloud DSS; decision support systems; cloud security; cloud KBS; knowledge-based systems; process modelling
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:25959
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:05 Jan 2017 12:51
Last Modified:24 Jun 2017 01:08

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