Trade-offs based decision system for adoption of cloud-based services

Radhika Garg, Marc Heimgartner, Burkhard Stiller

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Decision of adopting any new technology in an organization is a crucial decision as it can have impact at the technical, economical, and organizational level. Therefore, the decision to adopt Cloud-based services has to be based on a methodology that supports a wide array of criteria for evaluating available alternatives. Also, as these criteria or factors can be mutually interdependent and conflicting, a trade-offs-based methodology is needed to take a decisions. This paper discusses the design, implementation, and evaluation of the prototype developed for automating the extended theoretical methodology of Trade-offs based Methodology for Adoption of Cloud-based Services (TrAdeCIS) developed in [5]. This system is based on Multiattribute Decision Algorithms (MADA), which selects the best alternative, based on priorities of criteria of a decision maker. The applicability of this methodology to the adoption of cloud-based services in an organization is validated with a use-case and is even extended to other domains, especially for Train Operating Companies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCloud Computing and Services Science - 6th International Conference, CLOSER 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDonald Ferguson, Markus Helfert, Jorge Cardoso, Victor Mendez Munoz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783319625935
StatePublished - 2017
Event6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Apr 23 2016Apr 25 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016


  • Cloud adoption
  • Cloud computing
  • Decision support system
  • Multi-attribute decision algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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