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.
Adoption readiness, Cloud computing, Empirical assessment, Managerial decision-making, Metrics suite, Technology adoption
Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems
Information Systems and Management
Springer Verlag (Germany) / Taylor & Francis
KAUFFMAN, Robert John; Dan MA; and YU, Martin.
A Metrics Suite of Cloud Computing Adoption Readiness. (2016). Electronic Markets. 1-27. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3158
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