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Research Publications in journals:
Identifying Potential Risks and Benefits of Using Cloud in Distributed Software Development
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
Cloud-based infrastructure has been increasingly adopted by the industry in distributed software development (DSD) environments. Its proponents claim that its several benefits include reduced cost, increased speed and greater productivity in software development. Empirical evaluations, however, are in the nascent stage of examining both the benefits and the risks of cloud-based infrastructure. The objective of this paper is to identify potential benefits and risks of using cloud in a DSD project conducted by teams based in Helsinki and Madrid. A cross-case qualitative analysis is performed based on focus groups conducted at the Helsinki and Madrid sites. Participants' observations are used to supplement the analysis. The results of the analysis indicated that the main benefits of using cloud are rapid development, continuous integration, cost savings, code sharing, and faster ramp-up. The key risks determined by the project are dependencies, unavailability of access to the cloud, code commitment and integration, technical debt, and additional support costs. The results revealed that if such environments are not planned and set up carefully, the benefits of using cloud in DSD projects might be overshadowed by the risks associated with it.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. 14th International Conference, PROFES 2013
ISBN
0302-9743
Impact factor JCR
0,402
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2005. The CORE Conference Ranking Exercise - CORE Portal CORE2013 CORE B
Volume
LNCS 7983
10.1007/978-3-642-39259-7_19
Journal number
From page
229
To page
239
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
The CORE Conference Ranking Exercise - CORE Portal CORE2013 CORE B
Participants
  • Autor: Nilay Oza (Univ. of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.)
  • Autor: Jurgen Munch (U. of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Autor: Juan Garbajosa Sopeña (UPM)
  • Autor: Agustin Yague Panadero (UPM)
  • Autor: Eloy Gonzalez Orgeta (Indra Software Labs, Spain)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de tecnología de software y sistemas
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
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