Cloud Economics

  • Richard HillEmail author
  • Laurie Hirsch
  • Peter Lake
  • Siavash Moshiri
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The majority of academic and industry literature focuses predominantly on the technical benefits of cloud computing. Where a discussion of business value exists, the technical benefits of cloud computing tend to be espoused:


Cloud Computing Cloud Service Capital Expenditure Payback Period Public Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Hill
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laurie Hirsch
    • 2
  • Peter Lake
    • 2
  • Siavash Moshiri
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of DerbyDerbyUK
  2. 2.Arts, Computing, Engineering and SciencesSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  3. 3.Metanova and Vistex Inc.LondonUK

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