Title: Value structure analysis for cloud service ecosystem

Authors: Guohua Deng; Donglin Chen; Mengdi Yao

Addresses: School of Economy, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China; School of Business, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China ' School of Economy, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China ' School of Economy, Wuhan University of Technology, 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Abstract: In order to solve the problem of identifying participants and value chain of cloud service, this paper firstly identified the major participants and environment factors in the cloud ecosystem based on the construction of the modern service sector ecosystem. And then the cloud ecosystem value model was set up on the base of e3-value. This model clearly reflects the value linkages among different participants. This analysis presented herein provides a much broader perspective and insight about cloud computing for its providers and prospective adopters.

Keywords: cloud ecosystem; value analysis; cloud services; cloud computing; value chain; value linkages.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2015.073922

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2015 Vol.21 No.4/5/6, pp.228 - 237

Available online: 29 Dec 2015 *

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