Cloud computing: Adoption considerations for business and education

Smith, A. and Bhogal, J. and Sharma, M. (2014) Cloud computing: Adoption considerations for business and education. In: 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2014, 27 August 2014 through 29 August 2014, Barcelona; Spain.

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Abstract

Cloud computing is gathering significant momentum in business and academia through the rich benefits it offers. It is apparent from the literature that both businesses and academic institutions would benefit greatly from the adoption of cloud technology, providing the challenges presented are overcome. This paper aims to review prevalent literature on cloud computing, presenting an initial comprehensive insight into how cloud technology is transforming businesses and the wider Information Technology (IT) industry in general, the service deployment models of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and a discussion of perceived benefits and challenges of cloud adoption. The paper's core focus addresses the domain of Education as an area of cloud application with a cloud based e-learning system developed to demonstrate the capabilities and effectiveness of cloud technology. The last section of the paper offers a conclusion, discussing how cloud computing will evolve hereafter along with recommendations for furthering our research work. © 2014 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing, cloud deployment models, cloud infrastructure, e-learning, Cloud computing, E-learning, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a service (SaaS), Academic institutions, Cloud adoptions, Cloud applications, Cloud deployments, Cloud infrastructures, Cloud technologies, Perceived benefits, Service deployment, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cloud Computing
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Enterprise Systems
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 12:07
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 12:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1883

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