Migration to Cloud as Real Option

Investment Decision Under Uncertainty

Chew-Yean Yam, Adrian Baldwin, Christos Ioannidis, Simon Shiu

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Abstract

If cloud is so good then why aren't companies using it more? In this paper we look at how companies should make a decision to move some IT services or their IT infrastructure into the cloud. The move may initially look attractive in that it offers cost benefits but there is also considerable uncertainty; not least around security and information stewardship. Within the paper we propose the use of a real option model to help think about when to switch to cloud based on the expected benefits, uncertainties and the value a company puts on money.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPalo Alto, U. S. A.
PublisherHewlett Packard Laboratories
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Decision under uncertainty
Uncertainty
Investment decision
Real options
Stewardship
IT services
Cost-benefit
IT infrastructure

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Yam, C-Y., Baldwin, A., Ioannidis, C., & Shiu, S. (2011). Migration to Cloud as Real Option: Investment Decision Under Uncertainty. Palo Alto, U. S. A.: Hewlett Packard Laboratories.

Migration to Cloud as Real Option : Investment Decision Under Uncertainty. / Yam, Chew-Yean; Baldwin, Adrian; Ioannidis, Christos; Shiu, Simon.

Palo Alto, U. S. A. : Hewlett Packard Laboratories, 2011.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Yam, C-Y, Baldwin, A, Ioannidis, C & Shiu, S 2011, Migration to Cloud as Real Option: Investment Decision Under Uncertainty. Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, U. S. A.
Yam C-Y, Baldwin A, Ioannidis C, Shiu S. Migration to Cloud as Real Option: Investment Decision Under Uncertainty. Palo Alto, U. S. A.: Hewlett Packard Laboratories, 2011.
Yam, Chew-Yean ; Baldwin, Adrian ; Ioannidis, Christos ; Shiu, Simon. / Migration to Cloud as Real Option : Investment Decision Under Uncertainty. Palo Alto, U. S. A. : Hewlett Packard Laboratories, 2011.
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