Title: An evaluation of business solutions in manufacturing enterprises

Authors: Yudistira Asnar, Paolo Giorgini, Paolo Ciancarini, Rocco Moretti, Maurizio Sebastianis, Nicola Zannone

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione, University of Trento, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione, University of Trento, Italy. ' Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Bologna, Italy. ' Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Bologna, Italy. ' Think3 Inc., Italy. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Abstract: Evaluating business solutions before their deployment is essential for any organisation. Risk is emerging as one of the most preeminent and accepted metrics for the evaluation of business solutions. In this paper, we present a comprehensive case study where the Tropos Goal-Risk framework is used to assess and treat risk on the basis of the likelihood and severity of failures within organisational settings. We present an analysis and evaluation of the business solutions within manufacturing enterprises.

Keywords: risk assessment; dependability; metrics; business solutions; business solution evaluation; organisational failures; manufacturing enterprises.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2008.022137

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2008 Vol.3 No.3, pp.305 - 329

Available online: 19 Dec 2008 *

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