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Cloud Software Externel Review Report

Published by: AriTurunen Last modified: 2013.03.11
Review report on Cloud Software Programme, 24.-25.9.2012

Ericsson Journey of Change

Published by: AriTurunen Last modified: 2012.04.12

How Ericsson Finland learner to stop worrying and live with the uncertainties.

The article describes how we changed a traditional functional silo-based telecom R&D center towards a Lean and Agile software development R&D center. This paper describes the major steps and methods utilized. Insights and lessons learned of the challenging transformation are also included.

VTT Research Summary. Managing Innovation in the Cloud: Why a Product

Published by: AriTurunen Last modified: 2012.04.02
There is increasing market pressure to augment the variability of software products. The success of a product’s variability lies in its ability to adapt to changing user and market needs through change or customisation. More and more the enhancement of a product’s adaptability (dependent on variations) is required for both forecasted and unforecasted needs to better serve multiple market segments, end-user groups and individual end-users. Product variability is not a new concept in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) however its significance is changing in today’s extreme customer-oriented markets.

Strategic Research Agenda for Finnish Software Industry

Published by: AriTurunen Last modified: 2012.03.21
New cloud solutions are indeed emerging to be applied by businesses and used by individuals. The scope of applications will be expanded from serving core business processes to an order of magnitude wider domain, including especially many small applications which could not provide a basis for profitable software business during the packaged software era.

The availability of a scalable cloud infrastructure will provide not only platforms but also application components for developers, often with a fraction of the cost and very little upfront investments. Moreover, enterprise networking facilities, including trust management, are needed. The small threshold for setting up and delivering secure cloud-enabled services will encourage small businesses and thus increase the total volume of available services, also as building blocks for other systems and solutions. This enables new kind innovations and out-of-the box thinking also in many existing businesses. A possibly disruptive consequence related to this is the potentially pivotal role of some small players entering into focal positions in ecosystems that used to be dominated by bigger players.

Agility in service creation and software development will lead to shorter cycles from ideas to actual profits. However, to make full use of the key cloud enablers, lean approaches need to be adopted and new technologies, methods and tools taken into use. Furthermore, to be able to enter value creating ecosystems companies need consider what to offer to other participants, be it a new technology, application, or some other valuable outcome.

Operational excellence continues thus to be important, when aiming at value creation and capture in cloud-enabled networks and faster returns of investments, especially when the forming of such networks is just underway. In practice this means visibility throughout cloud service development and close relationships between the focal company and its suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. Effective business processes and models are needed to facilitate cloud transformation and implementation not only in small companies, but also in well-established and bigger enterprises. How to make this happen needs to be investigated, understood, and supported.

D1.1.1 Technical Report: Cloud Computing Technologies

Published by: PolinaMalashevich Last modified: 2012.02.07
This report presents the main technologies currently used in cloud computing,
what are the main commercial o erings and what are their programming
models. We discuss hardware virtualization technologies used in datacenters,
three di erent service abstraction levels: infrastructure, platform and
application and the main driver and adoption problems in cloud computing.

D2.1.1: Lean In Cloud. Lean Thinking Principles for Cloud Software

Published by: PolinaMalashevich Last modified: 2012.02.07
This research summary focuses on the principles and concepts of
lean thinking. In addition, the link between the cloud phenomenon and
lean thinking was drawn. As was evident from this research summary,
concepts, cloud and lean, are difficult to describe explicitly. Cloud is one
of the main global trends washing through the ICT industry, bringing in
changes to the current technological and business environment. Even
though cloud is referred in many contexts, it does not yet have a clear
and complete definition in literature. In this paper, we consider cloud
more widely than just cloud computing. We believe that lean thinking is
one of the most powerful means to help companies to survive and create
a competitive advantage in the cloud business environment.
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