Conference Proceeding Article
Recent research on cloud computing adoption indicates that there has been a lack of deep understanding of its benefits by managers and organizations. This has been an obstacle for adoption. We report on an initial design for a firm-level cloud computing readiness metrics suite. We propose categories and measures to form a set of metrics to measure adoption readiness and assess the required adjustments in strategy and management, technology and operations, and business policies. We reviewed the relevant interdisciplinary literature and interviewed industry professionals to ground our metrics based on theory and practice knowledge. We identified four relevant categories for firm-level adoption readiness: technological, organizational, economic and environmental factors. We defined sub-categories and measures for each category. We also proposed several propositions to show how the metrics can contribute to business value creation.
Adoption readiness, Cloud computing, Firm-level, Managerial decision-making, Metrics suite
Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems
Information Systems and Management
Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services: 11th International Conference, GECON 2014, Cardiff, UK, September 16-18, 2014. Revised Selected Papers
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KAUFFMAN, Robert J.; MA, Dan; and YU, Martin.
A metrics suite of cloud computing adoption readiness. (2014). Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services: 11th International Conference, GECON 2014, Cardiff, UK, September 16-18, 2014. Revised Selected Papers. 8914, 19-35. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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