Description : Dynamic capabilities (DCs) refer to a firm's abilities to continuously adapt its resource base in order to respond to changes in its external environment. The capability to change dynamically is crucial in business ecosystems that are composed of a variety of actors. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leader in the cloud platform industry, is a promising cloud platform provider (CPP) to show a high degree of dynamic capability fulfillment within its highly fluctuating ecosystem. To date, the full scope of dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems (CPEs) has not been fully understood. Previous work has failed to deliver a combined perspective of explicit dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems applied on an in-depth practical case. With our mixed-method case study on the AWS ecosystem we deliver a thorough understanding of its sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities. We generate a set of strategy management frameworks that support our expectations and lead to unexpected insights. We find out that AWS develops and holds a large set of interacting dynamic capabilities incorporating a variety of ecosystem actors in order to sustain tremendous customer value and satisfaction. The thesis infers significant theoretical and practical implications for all CPE actors, like partners, customers, investors and researchers in the field of IT strategy management. Managers of all CPE actors are encouraged to critically evaluate their own maturity level and complement a CPP's DC explications in order to boost business by implementing sensing, seizing, transforming and innovating capabilities.
Description : The service industry is continually improving, forcing service-oriented engineering to improve alongside it. In a digitalized world, technology within the service industry has adapted to support interactions between users and organizations. By identifying key problems and features, service providers can help increase facilitator profitability and user satisfaction. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Service-Oriented Engineering is a well-rounded collection of research that examines methods of providing optimal system design for service systems and applications engineering. While exploring topics such as cloud ecosystems, interface localization, and requirement prioritization, this publication provides information about the approaches and development of software architectures to improve service quality. This book is a vital resource for engineers, theoreticians, educators, developers, IT consultants, researchers, practitioners, and professionals.
Description : This authoritative text/reference describes the state of the art in requirements engineering for software systems for distributed computing. A particular focus is placed on integrated solutions, which take into account the requirements of scalability, flexibility, sustainability and operability for distributed environments. Topics and features: discusses the latest developments, tools, technologies and trends in software requirements engineering; reviews the relevant theoretical frameworks, practical approaches and methodologies for service requirements; examines the three key components of the requirements engineering process, namely requirements elicitation, requirements specification, and requirements validation and evaluation; presents detailed contributions from an international selection of highly reputed experts in the field; offers guidance on best practices, and suggests directions for further research in the area.
Description : This book provides a dual perspective on the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing, along with their applications in healthcare and smart cities. It also covers other interdisciplinary aspects of the Internet of Things like big data, embedded Systems and wireless Sensor Networks. Detailed coverage of the underlying architecture, framework, and state-of the art methodologies form the core of the book.
Description : Whether you’re already in the cloud, or determining whether or not it makes sense for your organization, Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques provides the technical understanding needed to develop and maintain state-of-the-art cloud computing and software services. From basic concepts and recent research findings to future directions, it gathers the insight of 50 experts from around to present a global perspective on the range of technical topics related to cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). The book also: Reviews real cases and applications of cloud computing Discusses the infrastructure cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Considers data- and compute-intensive environments Examines security and reliability in the cloud Witten in a manner that makes this complex subject easy to understand, this is an ideal one-stop reference for anyone interested in cloud computing. The accessible language and wealth of illustrations also make it suitable for academic and research-oriented settings. The comprehensive coverage supplies you with the understanding of cloud computing technologies and trends in parallel computing needed to establish and maintain effective and efficient computing and software services.
Description : This book presents original contributions on the theories and practices of emerging Internet, data and Web technologies and their applicability in businesses, engineering and academia, focusing on advances in the life-cycle exploitation of data generated from the digital ecosystem data technologies that create value, e.g. for businesses, toward a collective intelligence approach. The Internet has become the most proliferative platform for emerging large-scale computing paradigms. Among these, data and web technologies are two of the most prominent paradigms and are found in a variety of forms, such as data centers, cloud computing, mobile cloud, and mobile Web services. These technologies together create a digital ecosystem whose cornerstone is the data cycle, from capturing to processing, analyzing and visualizing. The investigation of various research and development issues in this digital ecosystem are made more pressing by the ever-increasing requirements of real-world applications that are based on storing and processing large amounts of data. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, software developers, practitioners and students interested in the field of data and web technologies.