Title: Keeping e-business in business: identifying the new perspective of server operating systems

Authors: Nijaz Bajgoric

Addresses: School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract: In today's e-business era system downtime equals to financial losses and going 'out-of-business'. As modern business information systems are operated by enterprise servers, server operating systems that run them play a crucial role in keeping application servers up and running. Therefore, considering server operating systems from a business perspective and keeping them available '24 × 7 × 365' is critical for 'keeping e-business in business'. The paper is aimed at identifying a business perspective of server operating systems as a core component of business information system infrastructures from a business continuity perspective. A holistic framework of such a perspective is presented in the form of a conceptual model of the server operating environment for continuous computing with major technology enablers. The model is supported by three cases and SWOT analysis.

Keywords: business information systems; e-business; server operating systems; SOSs; business continuity; continuous computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.084433

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2017 Vol.25 No.3, pp.406 - 426

Received: 18 Jun 2015
Accepted: 28 Aug 2015

Published online: 07 Jun 2017 *

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