A Model for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is emerging as a powerful computing paradigm with its aim of efficient resource utilization and contribution to Green IT. However, the decision of shifting to cloud computing always remains risky from customer’s perspective considering the benefits they would attain by doing so. The extant research on cloud computing focuses more on technical aspects like security, quality, efficiency etc. However, the research on adoption of cloud computing is at its infancy stage. Therefore, this paper attempts to come up with a model to analyze the cost-benefits to decide upon the adoptability of cloud computing.

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