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Business Process as a Service Model Based Business and IT Cloud Alignment as a Cloud Offering

Robert Woitsch; Wilfrid Utz

Cloud computing proved to offer flexible IT solutions. Although large enterprises may benefit from this technology, SMEs are falling behind in cloud usage due to missing ITcompetence and hence lose the ability to efficiently adapt their IT to their business needs. This paper introduces the project idea of the H2020 project CloudSocket, by elaborating the idea of Business Processes as a Service (BPaaS), where concept models and semantics are applied to align business processes with Cloud deployed workflows. Four architectural building blocks are proposed for (i) design, (ii) allocation, (iii) execution and (iv) evaluation are discussed before providing and outlook.

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