Cloud ROI - Application Development Cost
Here'a a project I just created at BitBucket which eliminates one of the CloudROI cost drivers: application development time: https://bitbucket.org/keith78201/xcomponents.
Application porting and development are the single biggest cost drivers. A large organization like GE with substantial investment in I.T. infrastructure would benefit from leveraging this investment as much as possible into the next generation of data access applicaitons, which clearly is the Cloud. XComponents allow the end user to design their own applications which access existing data stores via Java'd JDBC APIs, DataSource included. They do this by providing a completely GUI controlled drag and drop design environment, where the user connects GUI controls, data sources, analytics, and views by simply dropping them into a view layout.
My project management method is Scrum, so I need to hear from potential users.