Effective evaluation of cloud computing investment – application of cost benefit method analysis

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dc.contributor.author Marešová, Petra
dc.contributor.author Soběslav, Vladimír
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-26
dc.date.available 2017-06-26
dc.date.issued 2017-06-15
dc.identifier.issn 1212-3609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/20847
dc.description.abstract Use of information and communication technologies both into enterprises and state administration is a great step towards increasing productivity and therefore, economic competitiveness. One of currently ever-spreading technologies is cloud computing. Transfer from the current infrastructure to cloud computing one is risky and expensive matter. The main question when considering cloud computing employment is the investment's effectiveness and return on investment. The aim of this contribution is to present a model and web application for cloud computing investments evaluation, which will allow customers to answer the main question whether migration from current IT infrastructure to cloud method is suitable or not. The model specifies return on investment based on chosen economic indicators as well as suitability of the solution in regard to characteristics and chosen aspects of company management. Among the main methods used during the model development are multi-criteria variant analysis, quantitative analysis by professional discussions while assembling the model, verification of the initial model with companies, its modification, and application development. The model is based on Cost Benefit Analysis method, and therefore it allows for considering qualitative variables, by which it significantly differs from the existing web calculators for cloud method cost calculations. Furthermore, the developed application is vendor independent and it is based on the following principles: requirement of inputs that take into account the specifics of companies, scalability and complexity in the form of static and dynamic economic indicators and includes sensitivity analysis and thus enables recalculate the result and based on a certain % change of input parameters. en
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dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject investment en
dc.subject cloud computing en
dc.subject cost benefit analysis en
dc.subject calculator en
dc.subject.classification M15
dc.subject.classification M21
dc.title Effective evaluation of cloud computing investment – application of cost benefit method analysis en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
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dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2017-2-010
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 20
local.relation.issue 2
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 133
local.citation.epage 145
local.access open
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