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From Information Systems Outsourcing to Cloud Computing

From Information Systems Outsourcing to Cloud Computing
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Author(s): Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)and Hasan Jawwad Almunawar (P. T. Tegar Kupas Mediatama, Indonesia)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 15
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch095


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We are witnessing the business prospects of cloud computing becoming apparent as many cloud computing services have been made available online. Previously, outsourcing of computing resources employs a third party to set up, develop and maintain the infrastructure within or outside the business organization. However, nowadays many business organizations all over the world see that outsourcing their computing resources through cloud computing is a highly viable option as it saves a business organization from the complicated setup and maintenance costs of computer infrastructure. There are three generally known types cloud computing, namely, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. There also three generally service models namely software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This paper highlights the development of cloud computing technology, benefits and issues of outsourcing an organization's computing resources through cloud computing.

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