The Cloud Adoption Toolkit: Addressing the Challenges of Cloud Adoption in Enterprise

  • Khajeh-Hosseini A
  • Greenwood D
  • Smith J
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Cloud computing promises a radical shift in the provisioning of computing resource within the enterprise. This paper: i) describes the challenges that decision makers face when attempting to determine the feasibility of the adoption of cloud computing in their organisations; ii) illustrates a lack of existing work to address the feasibility challenges of cloud adoption in the enterprise; iii) introduces the Cloud Adoption Toolkit that provides a framework to support decision makers in identifying their concerns, and matching these concerns to appropriate tools/techniques that can be used to address them. The paper adopts a position paper methodology such that case study evidence is provided, where available, to support claims. We conclude that the Cloud Adoption Toolkit, whilst still under development, shows signs that it is a useful tool for decision makers as it helps address the feasibility challenges of cloud adoption in the enterprise.

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  • cloud adoption
  • cloud computing
  • decision support
  • infrastructure modeling
  • organizational change
  • system deployment

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  • Ali Khajeh-Hosseini

  • David Greenwood

  • James W. Smith

  • Ian Sommerville

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