Optimizing a Cloud Model for Effective and Efficient Collaboration in a Virtual World
Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 50-65
Received: Nov. 26, 2018; Accepted: Dec. 17, 2018; Published: Jan. 22, 2019
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Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, Department of Information Technology, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Ariagiegbe Ambrose, Department of Information Technology, Gitit Technologies Limited, Abuja, Nigeria
Adegher Pascal, Department of Information Technology, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Okoye Echezona Dozie, Department of Information Technology & Online Business, Aptedges Concepts Ltd., Abuja, Nigeria
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The challenge of how organisations can establish global connection or alliance under the backbone of an ICT intensive infrastructure to leverage on the core competences of other organisations for effective and efficient operation in a virtual world in order to create virtual values to serve its corporate objectives has created the opportunity for the rise of the global Cloud champions with different cloud services to meet organisations technological and business needs. Harnessing this concept, organisations are able to exist without the bricks and mortar by taking advantage of technology by using the Internet as well as its offspring- cloud, for collaboration, communication, gathering information, e-Commerce, and marketing. Thus, this research paper responds to the concern on how an organization can be enabled to collaborate in a virtual organization (VO) so as to operate effectively and efficiently under an ICT intensive cloud platform to create value or enhance corporate visibility and competitiveness in the globally digitised business environment. This research develops a novel hybrid cloud-based framework (tagged: Cloud VO) that integrates existing cloud computing models with the VVC Framework of Virtual Organisation (VO) for effective and efficient collaboration to ensure corporate visibility and competitiveness in the virtual environment. Further, a hypothetic deductive methodology (quantitative approach) involving survey approach was advanced to meet the establish objectives, as well as derive a mathematical model for effective and efficient VO operations within the proposed cloud-based framework. The model, if deployed would create corporate value or enhance corporate visibility and competitiveness in the globally digitised business environment. It would further ensure customer satisfaction, shareholder wealth creation and overall stakeholder value creation through optimised collaborative virtual world.
Virtual Organisations, Virtual World, Corporate Value, Virtual Value Creation, Cloud Computing
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Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, Ariagiegbe Ambrose, Adegher Pascal, Okoye Echezona Dozie, Optimizing a Cloud Model for Effective and Efficient Collaboration in a Virtual World, Control Science and Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 50-65. doi: 10.11648/j.cse.20180201.15
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