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Public Lecture on Pricing Strategies in Cloud Computing

Public Lecture on Pricing Strategies in Cloud Computing

25 August 2016

Over the last few years high fixed costs, and excess capacities, of IT infrastructures induced the emergence and significant growth of cloud computing, as it can readily satisfy demand for a variety of services without users having to invest heavily. Due to its nature, cloud computing has raised a number of issues such as data security and governance in the global scenario. More recently the issue of pricing strategies captured the attention of the main actors and academics. In particular the most widely adopted pricing model so called pay-as-you-go, or pay-per-use, is currently being challenged as the appropriate criterion for charging users. In the lecture the main pricing schemes will be presented, discussing their advantages and limitations.

About the speaker
Professor Nicola Dimitri is holder of the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement, Maastricht School of Management (instituted in January 2016). He is also Professor of Economics at the University of Siena (Italy), Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IMT) Lucca (Italy) and at the Computer Science Department of Liverpool University (UK), and Life Member of Clare Hall College (Cambridge-UK). He was formerly Deputy Rector of the University of Siena.

Freely accessible - pre-register
The lecture is freely accessible to interested parties. You must register in advance through the website of Maastricht Management School. To attend the lecture, please register via this link (see form at the bottom of the linked page).

Date:     6 October 2016
Time:    14:00
Place:    Maastricht School of Management, Endepolsdomein 150, Maastricht
By:        Nicola Dimitri, Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement 
            Maastricht School of Management and University of Siena

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