On structural considerations for governing the cloud

Prasad, Acklesh, Green, Peter, Heales, Jon, & Finau, Glen (2013) On structural considerations for governing the cloud. In 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 15-17 August 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


In this research, we suggest appropriate information technology (IT) governance structures to manage the cloud computing resources. The interest in acquiring IT resources a utility is gaining momentum. Cloud computing resources present organizations with opportunities to manage their IT expenditure on an ongoing basis, and are providing organizations access to modern IT resources to innovate and manage their continuity. However, cloud computing resources are no silver bullet. Organizations would need to have appropriate governance structures and policies in place to ensure its effective management and fit into existing business processes to leverage the promised opportunities. Using a mixed method design, we identified four possible governance structures for managing the cloud computing resources. These structures are a chief cloud officer, a cloud management committee, a cloud service facilitation centre, and a cloud relationship centre. These governance structures ensure appropriate direction of cloud computing resources from its acquisition to fit into the organizations business processes.

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ID Code: 63396
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cloud computing, cloud governance structures, utility computing, relational theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
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Deposited On: 16 Oct 2013 04:06
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 07:31

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