Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

Logistics and Project Management in the Cloud

A small construction company with approximately 20 administrative employees needed a way to manage their resources, optimise project scheduling and track job costs. The company had very specific requirements that no commonly available system addressed, so they used a combination of Quickbooks and spreadsheets. This system was not elastic and was a huge waste of human resources. The solution to the problem was to build a custom client-side application. All of the business logic resides on the client (company). Data for the application is served from a Google App Engine (GAE) datastore. The datastore does not enforce any sort of schema other than an RDF graph, although it does host an RDF-OWL ontology. The client uses that ontology to validate data before displaying it to the user or sending it back to the GAE.

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