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Business Application Acquisition: On-Premise or SaaS-Based Solutions?
May-June 2012 (vol. 29 no. 3)
pp. 86-93
Stamatia Bibi, Aristotle University
Dimitrios Katsaros, University of Thessaly
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly
The benefits of migrating business software applications to the cloud is a dominant IT topic among consultants, software managers, and executives. The broad interest in cloud computing is motivated by the prospect of quick, painless deployment and maintenance of applications that are now a burden of the enterprise. The authors propose an analytical method for deciding whether the features and cost of a cloud solution are appropriate to the business IT problem and whether the risks are reasonable and manageable.

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Index Terms:
cloud computing, software as a service, SaaS, total cost of ownership, TCO, software cost metrics
Citation:
Stamatia Bibi, Dimitrios Katsaros, Panayiotis Bozanis, "Business Application Acquisition: On-Premise or SaaS-Based Solutions?," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 86-93, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.119
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