A decision process model to support migration to cloud computing

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Authors: Alkhalil, A., Sahandi, R. and John, D.

Journal: International Journal of Business Information Systems

Volume: 24

Issue: 1

Pages: 102-126

eISSN: 1746-0980

ISSN: 1746-0972

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.080948

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. 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.

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Authors: Alkhalil, A., Sahandi, R. and John, D.

Journal: International Journal of Business Information Systems

Volume: 24

Issue: 1

Pages: 102-126

eISSN: 1746-0980

ISSN: 1746-0972

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.080948

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. 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.

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