Cloud computing has emerged as a result of continuous development in the field of information technology. It is expected that most of the enterprises will adopt this new computing model in the near future. There are three main deployment models in cloud computing, namely, public, private, and hybrid cloud. To implement the cloud service, enterprises have to choose one of these deployment models. The purpose of this paper is to suggest a decision model for cloud computing deployment. To that end, this paper uses the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and benefit-cost-opportunity-risk (BCOR) analysis to select the best cloud computing deployment model with a holistic view based on the benefit, cost, opportunity, and risk factors. The results of this study will be useful for managers who have the intention to adopt cloud computing for their organization.
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