Migration to cloud as real option: Investment decision under uncertainty

C Y Yam, A Baldwin, S Shiu, Christos Ioannidis

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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
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages940-949
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769546001 (ISBN)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

Name10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2011
PublisherIEEE

Keywords

  • security decision making
  • investment under uncertainty
  • real option
  • cloud computing migration

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