Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adoption readiness, Cloud computing, Firm-level, Managerial decision-making, Metrics suite

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services: 11th International Conference, GECON 2014, Cardiff, UK, September 16-18, 2014. Revised Selected Papers

Volume

8914

First Page

19

Last Page

35

ISSN

0302-9743

ISBN

9783319146096

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-319-14609-6_2

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

Berlin, Germany

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14609-6_2

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