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An Upper Ontology for Benefits Management of Cloud Computing

Greenwell, Richard; Liu, Xiaodong; Chalmers, Kevin


Kevin Chalmers


Benefits Management provides an established approach for decision making and value extraction for IT/IS investments and, can be used to examine cloud computing investments. The motivation for developing an upper ontology for Benefits Management is that the current Benefits Management approaches do not provide a framework for capturing and representing semantic information. There is also a need to capture benefits for cloud computing developments to provide existing and future users of cloud computing with better investment information for decision making. This paper describes the development of an upper ontology to capture greater levels of knowledge from stakeholders and IS professionals in cloud computing procurement and implementation. Complex relationships are established between cloud computing enablers, enabling changes, business changes, benefits and investment objectives.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2015
Print ISSN 2158-107X
Electronic ISSN 2156-5570
Publisher SAI Organization
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 12
Keywords Ontology Generation; Benefits Management; Cloud Computing
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Contract Date Jan 9, 2015


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