Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 11-20
Cloud-Based Virtual Organization Framework for Optimizing Corporate Value Chain
Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, College of Natural Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Nwankwo Wilson, College of Natural Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Olanrewaju Babatunde, College of Natural Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Olayinka Comfort, College of Natural Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 24, 2018;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2018;       Published: May 4, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.dmath.20180301.12      View  1570      Downloads  97
The problems, challenges, and benefits of a Virtual Value Creation (VVC) environment and subsequent deployment of requisite infrastructure to cater for same, save the process of digitization, in an Information Communication Technology (ICT) responsive environment, are all connected to the evolving concept of cloud computing. The uniqueness of every organization affects the virtualization of its ICT and applications. However, provisioning the right cloud computing model to match the strategic and operational goals of such organization is an accepted solution. This paper is aimed at evolving an enhanced model that integrates cloud computing model (CCM) with the VVC Framework of Virtual Organization (VO) to assist the virtual organization stakeholders in reducing the huge capital investment, maintenance, technical personnel, etc. requirements often associated with essential ICT infrastructural setup needs, as well as relieve the top management of technical issues thereby enhancing their focus on core business issues while managing a Virtual organization. VO stakeholders could be afforded the opportunity in the resultant integrated model, the “Cloud Virtual Organization (CVO)”, to create better, optimal and customized values in terms of flexibility, cost savings, better scalability, reduced complexity in business processes, increased business focus, advanced technology, better functionality and improved security among others. It is submitted that the foregoing parameters enlisted as features offered by the CVO will immensely propel a Virtual organization towards earning global corporate visibility, competitive advantage, and socio-economic influence in the ever-changing global business environment.
Virtual Organization, Virtual Value Chain, Value Creation, Cloud Computing, ICT Strategy
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Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, Nwankwo Wilson, Olanrewaju Babatunde, Olayinka Comfort, Cloud-Based Virtual Organization Framework for Optimizing Corporate Value Chain, International Journal of Discrete Mathematics. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 11-20. doi: 10.11648/j.dmath.20180301.12
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