New Book Sheds Light on the Business Value of Cloud Computing
“For many organisations, COVID19 is highlighting the benefits of cloud computing. It’s keeping the economy and society at work at this difficult time” – Prof Theo Lynn
Friday 18th September, 2020: A new open access book provides insights on how cloud computing can generate business value by reducing costs, increasing revenues, and improving competitiveness, and how businesses can measure this value before and after adoption.
Cloud computing is the dominant paradigm in enterprise computing yet measuring the business value it generates for a business can be a challenging and difficult experience.
Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing is a new open access book published by Palgrave-Macmillan featuring contributions from Ireland, the US, South Korea and Scandinavia. The book was edited by Professor Theo Lynn, Dr Pierangelo Rosati and Dr Grace Fox of Dublin City University Business School, and Professor John Mooney of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (USA).
It explores how cloud computing generates business value through cost reduction, revenue generation, greater agility and overall improved competitiveness. It examines different techniques for measuring this business value in different scenarios including infrastructure migration from on-premise to the cloud, using software-as-a-service and B2B cloud application marketplaces, costing federated clouds, as well as considerations when calculating business value for cloud computing projects on a practical level. This book discusses both technical and business aspects of business value in the cloud and is particularly relevant for businesses considering greater migration to the cloud during the COVID19 pandemic.
“For many organisations, COVID19 is highlighting the benefits of cloud computing. The cloud and applications running on the cloud are keeping the economy and society at work at this difficult time,” said Professor Theo Lynn of Dublin City University and Series Editor.
“Organisations are making significant decisions on whether to continue to invest in on-premise infrastructure and applications, or accelerate their investment and migration to the Cloud. This book provides a useful reference for building the business case for investment in cloud computing and measuring the value generated from such investments.”
“This book brings together many new perspectives on the business value of cloud computing and how enabling technologies such as cloud computing can improve the performance of an organisation”, commented Barbara Flood, Acting Dean of DCU Business School. “This reflects DCU Business School’s strategy of encouraging international research that translates from scholarly research to practice, while also reducing barriers to our research through open access.”