An Investigation into the Information System Implications When Adopting a Cloud Computing Infrastructure at Caerphilly Rugby Football Club Ltd.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This dissertation investigated an outdated Information System that can be updated by cloud computing services. After the investigation of an Information System, a recommendation for a cloud computing service was made. As an example case study used throughout this research paper, a sports establishment, Caerphilly Rugby Football Club Ltd agreed to the evaluation of their system, and to provide recommendations of a cloud computing system. The literature review provides definitions and clarifications of cloud computing, with an explanation of the type of cloud models available, its characteristics and the features that can be of beneficial use to a Small Medium-sized Business (SMB), such as Caerphilly Rugby Football Club Ltd. Primary research was carried out to evaluate Caerphilly Rugby Football Club Ltd.’s current Information System by interviewing committee members, and the bar steward of the establishment, collecting data on how the current Information System works, their opinions of the system and their knowledge of cloud computing. Recommendations have been made by the requirements gathered from the primary research, including both free and paid cloud services. Giving the establishment an opportunity to trial any cloud computing services before upgrading and causing any unnecessary expenditure.
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