Cloud Computing Governance Lifecycle

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Soňa Karkošková ; George Feuerlicht (2016)
  • Publisher: University of Economics, Prague
  • Journal: Acta Informatica Pragensia (issn: 1805-4951, eissn: 1805-4951)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.18267/j.aip.85
  • Subject: Cloud computing governance | SOA governance | SOA Governance Vitality Method | Open Group | Cloud computing governance lifecycle | Electronic computers. Computer science | QA75.5-76.95

Externally provisioned cloud services enable flexible and on-demand sourcing of IT resources. Cloud computing introduces new challenges such as need of business process redefinition, establishment of specialized governance and management, organizational structures and relationships with external providers and managing new types of risk arising from dependency on external providers. There is a general consensus that cloud computing in addition to challenges brings many benefits but it is unclear how to achieve them. Cloud computing governance helps to create business value through obtain benefits from use of cloud computing services while optimizing investment and risk. Challenge, which organizations are facing in relation to governing of cloud services, is how to design and implement cloud computing governance to gain expected benefits. This paper aims to provide guidance on implementation activities of proposed Cloud computing governance lifecycle from cloud consumer perspective. Proposed model is based on SOA Governance Framework and consists of lifecycle for implementation and continuous improvement of cloud computing governance model.
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