Authors: Konstantin Petruch; Vladimir Stantchev; Gerrit Tamm
Addresses: Telekom Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, Germany. ' FOM Hochschule fur Oekonomie und Management, Bismarckstr. 107, 10625 Berlin, Germany. ' SRH Hochschule Berlin, Germany
Abstract: The purpose of this work is to provide a representative survey of current trends in the perception, assessment and adoption of cloud computing within the enterprise. Cloud computing can be regarded as the general principle for using and providing web and grid services. First, we provide a meta-study, where we evaluate existing and published empirical studies. Furthermore, we conduct and evaluate an own empirical study with a representative group of European and International enterprises. Key findings of the work include the significantly higher importance of Business Drivers for the adoption of cloud computing, as compared to Technical Drivers.
Keywords: IT governance; cloud computing; cloud governance; survey; web services management; information technology; business drivers; technical drivers.
International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2011 Vol.7 No.3, pp.268 - 303
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