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Publication Cloud and Lean Transformation from Capabilities Viewpoint
Today, the cloud phenomenon is challenging companies’ product and service development and also their business and revenue models. Many companies are in the middle of a fundamental change – transformation – in order to benefit from the opportunities that the cloud offers. At the same time, interest in lean thinking has grown in industries and research communities. Lean paradigm is assessed as a potential means to help companies pursue efficiency and better organizational performance. This paper discusses cloud and lean transformation in a large Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company, which has risen to the challenge of the cloud. This paper studies if organizational learning, which is one corner stone of lean thinking, has impact on the company’s capabilities. This paper proposes a revised transformation framework with the new aspect of capabilities.
Located in Issues / / Volume 2 / 1
Publication chemical/x-molconn-Z THE IMPACT OF USER EXPERIENCE WORK ON CLOUD SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Cloud computing is getting more popular means to provide software to end users. However, little is known about how to develop Cloud software that provides good user experience. This paper introduces an Agile software development model where a product owner and user experience specialist work closely together from the beginning. We followed a distributed project team consisting of a product owner, user experience specialist, technical specialist, scrum master, and five developers for eleven weeks. We observed that the project benefitted in several ways from the close cooperation between the product owner and user experience specialist. The project team was able to dramatically shorten their lead time, improve user satisfaction and decrease the amount of work in progress.
Located in Issues / / Volume 2 / 1
Publication What is "Cloud"?
This paper follows the history of the term “cloud” from the beginning of the Internet to the era of cloud computing, and ponders its past and current meaning. We argue that outsourcing is the primary meaning of “cloud”. We discuss elasticity and its significance in cloud computing. Elasticity is a key cost-cutting measure, especially for startup companies, but is not a requirement for cloud systems. We discuss the simple service layer model and the role of software components on different layers. We refine the model to better capture real-world use cases. This is achieved by dividing the layers into solutions and solutions further into components. Finally, we define a new computing business model. In this model, a company manages the entire computing experience of users. We conclude with discussion of the new business model and the possibilities it offers for users of the cloud.
Located in Discussion papers
Publication TOWARDS MOBILE DEVICE CLOUD
Although cloud computing has established itself as a novel paradigm, mobile devices have unique characteristics and capabilities that are not made part of a cloud. This paper presents the notion of a mobile device cloud: mobile devices become active members in the cloud, sharing content, resources, and services with each other. We discuss how the concepts of cloud computing could be applied to mobile device clouds. Further, the implementation of some key components in a mobile device cloud is discussed.
Located in Discussion papers
Publication chemical/x-molconn-Z THE IMPACT OF USER EXPERIENCE WORK ON CLOUD SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Cloud computing is getting more popular means to provide software to end users. However, little is known about how to develop Cloud software that provides good user experience. This paper introduces an Agile software development model where a product owner and user experience specialist work closely together from the beginning. We followed a distributed project team consisting of a product owner, user experience specialist, technical specialist, scrum master, and five developers for eleven weeks. We observed that the project benefitted in several ways from the close cooperation between the product owner and user experience specialist. The project team was able to dramatically shorten their lead time, improve user satisfaction and decrease the amount of work in progress.
Located in Discussion papers
Publication Cloud and Lean Transformation from Capabilities Viewpoint
Today, the cloud phenomenon is challenging companies’ product and service development and also their business and revenue models. Many companies are in the middle of a fundamental change – transformation – in order to benefit from the opportunities that the cloud offers. At the same time, interest in lean thinking has grown in industries and research communities. Lean paradigm is assessed as a potential means to help companies pursue efficiency and better organizational performance. This paper discusses cloud and lean transformation in a large Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company, which has risen to the challenge of the cloud. This paper studies if organizational learning, which is one corner stone of lean thinking, has impact on the company’s capabilities. This paper proposes a revised transformation framework with the new aspect of capabilities.
Located in Discussion papers
Publication TOWARDS MOBILE DEVICE CLOUD
Although cloud computing has established itself as a novel paradigm, mobile devices have unique characteristics and capabilities that are not made part of a cloud. This paper presents the notion of a mobile device cloud: mobile devices become active members in the cloud, sharing content, resources, and services with each other. We discuss how the concepts of cloud computing could be applied to mobile device clouds. Further, the implementation of some key components in a mobile device cloud is discussed.
Located in Issues / / Volume 1 / 1
Publication Designing IDE as a Service
While the popularity of web applications is growing, most of the software is still developed using desktop tools. Nevertheless, a browser-based development environment could offer a multitude of advantages. For example, only an up-to-date web browser is needed and therefore the user has no need to carry out complex tool installation and update procedures. Furthermore, publishing the applications to the web is easy to offer as a feature of IDE, and since the users are already connected via server, collaborative features are easier to implement. For beginning business, effortless publishing offers new possibilities. In this paper, we present Arvue, a browser-based tool that enables simple development and publishing of web applications. Arvue applications are created on the browser using an UI designer and an integrated code editor. The applications are stored in a version control system provided by Arvue and they can easily be published to the cloud. Publishing the user-created applications may impose resource usage and security issues, which are also addressed in this paper.
Located in Discussion papers
Publication Designing IDE as a Service
While the popularity of web applications is growing, most of the software is still developed using desktop tools. Nevertheless, a browser-based development environment could offer a multitude of advantages. For example, only an up-to-date web browser is needed and therefore the user has no need to carry out complex tool installation and update procedures. Furthermore, publishing the applications to the web is easy to offer as a feature of IDE, and since the users are already connected via server, collaborative features are easier to implement. For beginning business, effortless publishing offers new possibilities. In this paper, we present Arvue, a browser-based tool that enables simple development and publishing of web applications. Arvue applications are created on the browser using an UI designer and an integrated code editor. The applications are stored in a version control system provided by Arvue and they can easily be published to the cloud. Publishing the user-created applications may impose resource usage and security issues, which are also addressed in this paper.
Located in Issues / / Volume 1 / 1
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