Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-2016

Abstract

Recent research on cloud computing adoption suggests the lack of a deep understanding of its benefits by managers and organizations. We present a firm-level cloud computing readiness metrics suite and assess its applicability for various cloud computing service types. We propose four relevant categories for firm-level adoption readiness, including technology and performance, organization and strategy, economic and valuation, and regulatory and environmental dimensions. We further define sub-categories and measures for each. Our evidence of the appropriateness of the metrics suite is derived based on a series of empirical cases developed from our project work, which encompasses input from field interviews, business press sources, industry white papers, non-governmental organizations, and government agency sources. We also assess how the application of the metrics suite supports organizational users of cloud computing.

Keywords

Adoption readiness, Cloud computing, Empirical assessment, Managerial decision-making, Metrics suite, Technology adoption

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Electronic Markets

First Page

1

Last Page

27

ISSN

1019-6781

Identifier

10.1007/s12525-015-0213-y

Publisher

Springer Verlag (Germany) / Taylor & Francis

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://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12525-015-0213-y

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First online: 06 February 2016

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