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Cloud Computing: The Business Perspective


Sean R. Marston


University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration

Zhi Li


University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration

Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay


University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration

Anand Ghalsasi


Persistent Systems Ltd

Juheng Zhang


University of Florida

November 23, 2009


Abstract:     
The evolution of cloud computing over the past few years is potentially one of the major advances in the history of computing. However, if cloud computing is to achieve its potential, there needs to be a clear understanding of the various issues involved, both from the perspectives of the providers and the consumers of the technology. While a lot of research is currently taking place in the technology itself, there is an equally urgent need for understanding the business-related issues surrounding cloud computing. In this article, we identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the cloud computing industry. We then identify the various issues that will affect the different stakeholders of cloud computing. We also issue a set of recommendations for the practitioners who will provide and manage this technology. For IS researchers, we outline the different areas of research that need attention so that we are in a position to advice the industry in the years to come. Finally, we outline some of the key issues facing governmental agencies who, due to the unique nature of the technology, will have to become intimately involved in the regulation of cloud computing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: computing, virtualization, web services, software as a service, cloud computing issues framework, on-demand computing, scalable computing, CAPEX versus OPEX, cloud computing and regulation

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Date posted: June 3, 2009 ; Last revised: July 26, 2014

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Marston, Sean R. and Li, Zhi and Bandyopadhyay, Subhajyoti and Ghalsasi, Anand and Zhang, Juheng, Cloud Computing: The Business Perspective (November 23, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1413545

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Sean R. Marston
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration ( email )
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
Zhi Li
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration ( email )
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay (Contact Author)
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration ( email )
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
Anand Ghalsasi
Persistent Systems Ltd ( email )
2077 Gateway Pl
Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95110
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.persistentsys.com/
Juheng Zhang
University of Florida ( email )
Gainesville, FL 32610-0496
United States
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