Title: Enterprise strategic shift of technology: cloud-based systems verses traditional distributed system

Authors: Habib Ullah Khan; Hameed Sulthan Imam Abdul Samad

Addresses: Department of Accounting and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK

Abstract: Cloud computing can be perceived as an amalgamation of technology, facilitator, source and as an application that raised the curtain for a shift in the global data management system. There is a need for more research and promotion to encourage the laggards towards this revolution. The present research is such a trial to explain laggards about the road map, framework and possible benefits of the strategic shift from traditional or distributed systems to cloud-based systems. The research work is mainly carried out to facilitate optimal information technology (IT) services using cloud-based technology for a medium-sized multi-national company. The study tool, a questionnaire, is shared with 250 respondents of different cadres in the organisation based on 28 countries worldwide. To explain the necessity of this shift, the study collected the version of the employees regarding their favouritism for cloud technology adoption (CA) as well as the need for user training (UT) for practicing cloud adoption.

Keywords: international data corporation; cloud-enabled services; cloud adoption framework; CAF; information technology; Software-as-a-Service; SaaS; Platform-as-a-Service; PaaS; Infrastructure-as-a-Service; IaaS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2020.111775

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2020 Vol.11 No.4, pp.320 - 346

Accepted: 27 Jan 2020
Published online: 04 Dec 2020 *

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