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Business Models in the Service World
March/April 2009 (vol. 11 no. 2)
pp. 28-33
Christof Weinhardt, Universität Karlsruhe
Arun Anandasivam, Universität Karlsruhe
Benjamin Blau, Universität Karlsruhe
Jochen Stößer, Universität Karlsruhe
With the rapid growth of cloud computing, the sharing of IT resources has become extremely popular in commerce. However, the term "cloud computing" hasn't been clearly distinguished from other approaches such as grid or voluntary computing. The authors describe a conceptual framework designed to help understand the products offered by cloud computing vendors like Amazon or Google. They provide a criteria catalogue along with a Cloud Business Ontology Model to give an overview of how products can be classified.

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Index Terms:
cloud computing, grid computing, business models, pricing, IT professional
Citation:
Christof Weinhardt, Arun Anandasivam, Benjamin Blau, Jochen Stößer, "Business Models in the Service World," IT Professional, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 28-33, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.21
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