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On structural considerations for governing the cloud

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Prasad, A and Green, P and Heales, J and Finau, G, On structural considerations for governing the cloud, Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 15-17, Chicago, Illinois, USA, pp. 2529-2536. ISBN 9781629933948 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

In this research, we suggest appropriate information technology (IT) governance structures to manage the cloud computing resources. The interest in acquiring IT resources a utility is gaining momentum. Cloud computing resources present organizations with opportunities to manage their IT expenditure on an ongoing basis, and are providing organizations access to modern IT resources to innovate and manage their continuity. However, cloud computing resources are no silver bullet. Organizations would need to have appropriate governance structures and policies in place to ensure its effective management and fit into existing business processes to leverage the promised opportunities. Using a mixed method design, we identified four possible governance structures for managing the cloud computing resources. These structures are a chief cloud officer, a cloud management committee, a cloud service facilitation centre, and a cloud relationship centre. These governance structures ensure appropriate direction of cloud computing resources from its acquisition to fit into the organizations business processes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cloud computing, cloud governance structures, utility computing, relational theory
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Finau, G (Dr Glenn Finau)
ID Code:150984
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Accounting and Accountability
Deposited On:2022-07-09
Last Modified:2022-07-25
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