Cloud computing : what upstream oil and gas can learn from other industries

Perrons, Robert K. & Hems, Adam (2013) Cloud computing : what upstream oil and gas can learn from other industries. Journal of Petroleum Technology, 65(2), pp. 74-81.

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The topic of “the cloud” has attracted significant attention throughout the past few years (Cherry 2009; Sterling and Stark 2009) and, as a result, academics and trade journals have created several competing definitions of “cloud computing” (e.g., Motahari-Nezhad et al. 2009). Underpinning this article is the definition put forward by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, which describes cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction” (Garfinkel 2011, p. 3). Despite the lack of consensus about definitions, however, there is broad agreement on the growing demand for cloud computing. Some estimates suggest that spending on cloudrelated technologies and services in the next few years may climb as high as USD 42 billion/year (Buyya et al. 2009).

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ID Code: 65804
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Cloud Computing, Upstream Oil and Gas
ISSN: 1944-978X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMPUTER HARDWARE (100600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 23:44
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2014 22:34

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