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Regulating the CloudPolicy for Computing Infrastructure$
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Christopher S. Yoo and Jean-Francois Blanchette

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029407

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.001.0001

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Cloud Strategy and Economics

Cloud Strategy and Economics

(p.21) 1 Cloud Strategy and Economics
Regulating the Cloud

Joe Weinman

The MIT Press

Cloud computing is fascinating and disruptive as a technology and IT operations model, but this chapter covers the cloud in terms of its impact on business strategy and economics. Cloud computing can enable a variety of “digital disciplines” that can enable competitive advantage: information excellence, solution leadership, collective intimacy, and accelerated innovation. From an economic perspective, clouds generate value through statistical multiplexing, geographic dispersion, pay-per-use pricing, and reduced provisioning intervals, which may be rigorously quantified through statistics, calculus, trigonometry, and system dynamics analysis and also viewed through the lens behavioral economics. Such an analysis can inform policy.

Keywords:   Cloud computing, Cloudonomics, digital disciplines, competitive advantage, statistical multiplexing, pay per use, flat rate, on demand, behavioral economics, economics, strategy, statistics, order statistics

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