A Governance Framework of a Cloud Platform Ecosystem

  • B. Bruil

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Developing IT solutions in cloud environments have gained a lot of territory in the recent years and are expected to continue to grow in the future. Working together with other actors within a platform ecosystem will pose new challenges to all involved. New aspects to governance will be exposed as organisations move their data to cloud platforms and the question is how they will deal with them. New challenges appear that will have to be dealt with on working together with other actors within an ecosystem; how the cloud platform is managed and who has which responsibility; and of course also matters like security, policy, availability, responsibility and strategy. This research focuses on the development of a governance framework that will provide organizations that intend to move to a cloud platform, or organizations that need a check-up on their existing cloud platform ecosystem, to start and facilitate discussions between the relevant parties about relevant governance aspects. The development of the framework has been completed in a qualitative case study at a semi-large Dutch hospital planning to start working in a cloud platform ecosystem. The framework has been evaluated throughout semi-structured interviews among three distinct organizations working together in the same ecosystem.
Date of Award8 Apr 2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorIrene Vanderfeesten (Examiner) & Samaneh Bagheri (External assessor)

Keywords

  • Governance
  • Data Governance
  • Cloud platform
  • Ecosystem
  • Platform-as-a-service

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