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Whitepaper: Building Return On Investment From Cloud Computing

by Open GroupApr 01, 2010

With so much discussion about cloud computing today, many questions arise. This white paper from Open Group introduces the main factors affecting ROI from cloud computing, and compares the business development of cloud computing with that of other innovative technologies; describes the main approaches to building ROI by taking advantage of the benefits that cloud computing provides; and describes approaches to measuring this ROI, absolutely and in comparison with traditional approaches to IT, by giving an overview of Cloud Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics.

Whitepaper: POSIX and Linux Application Compatibility Design Rules

by Open GroupJan 01, 2008

Although the fact that Linux is not POSIX-compliant is well known, it is not as well understood that, from a practical standpoint, Linux exhibits a very high degree of POSIX compliance. For this reason, it has often been observed that arbitrary POSIX compliant applications can most often be ported to Linux with little or no change. This paper aims to enhance this situation by permitting the application designer to consciously design around or otherwise handle the differences.