Abstract—In today’s highly competitive businessenvironments reducing costs, accelerating business processesand simplifying management are all vital to the success of aneffective IT infrastructure. Companies are increasingly turningto more flexible IT environments to help them realize thesegoals. Cloud Computing is such a paradigm which involvesprovisioning of dynamically scalable and virtualized resourcesover the internet as a service on monthly pay-by-use basis of ITresources like paying for the usage of water or electricity fromhosting company. Accordingly, delivery Business ProcessManagement (BPM) on this paradigm will make the power ofBPM available and affordable to every organization withminimal or non-existent start-up costs with low monthlysubscription pricing and libraries of pre-built applications.Hence, this paper describes cloud computing fundamentals,proposed cloud-enabled BPM architecture, motivation forcloud-enabled BPM development, and gives future researchdirections.
Index Terms—Cloud computing, business processmanagement, service oriented architecture, on-premises,cloud-based.
Bekele Teshome Megersa is with the Computer Science and ITDepartment, at Institute of Technology of Arba Minch University, ArbaMinch, 21, Ethiopia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Weihua Zhu is with the College of Software Engineering of ChongqingUniversity, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Bekele Teshome Megersa and Weihua Zhu, "Cloud-Enabled Business Process Management," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 690-693, 2012.