1 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN2 Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Electronic Systems, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN4 Aalborg University Copenhagen, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN5 Department of Development and Planning, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN6 Dept. of Economics and Finance, GIMPA Business School, Accra
This paper analyzes the decision-making problem confronting SMEs considering the adoption of cloud computing as an alternative to in-house computing services provision. The economics of choosing between in-house computing and a cloud alternative is analyzed by comparing the total economic costs of the two options assuming the quality of service is identical across the options. The decision-making process was found to require substantial information gathering to identify explicit and implicit costs to inform the final decision. Careful considerations of decision time horizons also matter in determining the relative value of cloud computing.
Proceedings of the 2013 Ieee Eurocon, 2013, p. 258-266
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Eurocon: European Conference on Electrotechnics
IEEE Region 8 Conference EuroCon 2013Conference on Computer as a Tool