Abdel Boulmakoul

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In this paper, we introduce a Business Aware Framework for the Management of policy enabled IT Systems and its application to Utility Computing Environments. The framework couples two main subsystems on top of an IETF-like policy-based resource control layer. They are MBO (Management by Business Objectives) where the decision ability supported by analysis(More)
From the results of a web survey we carried out in 2006, the main challenge in IT change management from a change manager's perspective was identified as planning and scheduling of changes. This paper begins to address this problem by taking business considerations into account; this is done through a business-driven IT management (BDIM) approach. A(More)
utility computing, management by business objectives, service level agreement (SLA), service level management (SLM), policy based management (PBM) In this paper, we introduce a Business Driven Framework for the Management of Utility Computing Environments (BDMF). The framework couples two main subsystems on top of an IETF-like policy-based resource control(More)
This paper focuses on business-to-business contractual relationship in the context of second-generation contract management solutions. In particular, it describes the contract framework developed at HPLabs Bristol, UK. The presented solution is based on the concept of electronic contract, which represents a machine interpretable model for contracts. The(More)
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