A Decision Model for the Evaluation and Selection of Cloud Computing Services: A First Step Towards a More Sustainable Perspective

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dc.contributor.authorWalterbusch, Marc
dc.contributor.authorMartens, Benedikt
dc.contributor.authorTeuteberg, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:59:43Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:59:43Z-
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn02196220
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4099-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we present a decision model for evaluating and selecting Cloud Computing Services. A strong focus is put on the economic, environmental and social perspectives which are subsumed under the term `sustainable information systems management'. The model supports decision makers in comprehensively evaluating relevant cost types. We seek to formulate a realistic model by applying a combination of deductive and inductive steps to reveal the core characteristics of Cloud Computing Services and their economic, environmental and social impacts. For the construction of the pricing model and the determination of carbon emission costs, we drew on several theoretical and practical sources. The quality of the model is confirmed on the one hand by expert interviews and on the other hand by the outcomes of a simulation study including two scenarios and a statistical evaluation. The presented research results clarify the need to consider more than the economic dimension - including factors and attributes of sustainable information systems management - in evaluating and selecting Cloud Computing Services.
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean regional development fundEuropean Commission [W/A III 80119242]; Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony; Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) through the ``Niedersachsisches Vorab'' grant programme [VWZN3037]; This work is partly based on the following paper: B. Martens and F. Teuteberg, Decision-Making in Cloud Computing Environments - A Cost and Risk Based Approach, Information Systems Frontiers 14(4) (2012) 871-893. This work is part of the project IT-for-Green (Next Generation CEMIS for Environmental, Energy and Resource Management). The IT-for-Green project is funded by the European regional development fund (grant number W/A III 80119242). Furthermore, this work is part of the project ``Sustainable Consumption of Information and Communication Technology in the Digital Society - Dialogue and Transformation through Open Innovation''. The project is funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) through the ``Niedersachsisches Vorab'' grant programme (grant number VWZN3037). The authors are pleased to acknowledge the support by all involved project partners. Furthermore, we would like to thank Marita Imhorst for the substantial feedback and the reviewers for their insightful and very constructive remarks.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD
dc.relation.ispartofINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & DECISION MAKING
dc.subjectAGENCY
dc.subjectCloud computing
dc.subjectComputer Science
dc.subjectComputer Science, Artificial Intelligence
dc.subjectComputer Science, Information Systems
dc.subjectComputer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
dc.subjectdecision model
dc.subjectECONOMICS
dc.subjectENERGY
dc.subjectINFORMATION-SYSTEMS
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.subjectmathematical model
dc.subjectOperations Research & Management Science
dc.subjectPORTFOLIOS
dc.subjectRESOURCE-BASED VIEW
dc.subjectsimulation study
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.subjectTRANSACTION COST
dc.titleA Decision Model for the Evaluation and Selection of Cloud Computing Services: A First Step Towards a More Sustainable Perspective
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1142/S0219622015500054
dc.identifier.isiISI:000352145700004
dc.description.volume14
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage253
dc.description.endpage285
dc.identifier.eissn17936845
dc.publisher.place5 TOH TUCK LINK, SINGAPORE 596224, SINGAPORE
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationInt. J. Inf. Technol. Decis. Mak.
crisitem.author.deptFB 09 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb09-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidTeFr823-
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