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International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management
International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management


Special Issue on: "Information Technology Management in the ‘Cloud’ World"

Guest Editor: Dr. Linying Dong, Ryerson University, Canada

Cloud computing, the latest technology for virtualization, has widely been endorsed by organizations to increase their efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance flexibility and adaptability. It is estimated that the worldwide cloud computing spend will reach US$ 148 billion in 2014. While organizations spend between 40 and 50 percent of cloud budget on cloud services from external providers, there has been an increase in spending in private cloud implementations for internal use of the enterprise. The cloud phenomenon heightens the need for advanced theories on and improved practices in information technology (IT) management.

This special issue is devoted to contemporary theories and empirical analyses on IT management in the ‘cloud’ world. The context includes public and private organizations, and cloud computing vendors and customers. The special issue welcomes a multidisciplinary approach to IT management, welcoming submissions from fields of management science, decision sciences, information systems, organizational theory, among others. Preference will be given to high quality papers that have a firm grounding in theories and that apply diverse research methodologies (e.g., case studies, surveys, experiment).

Subject Coverage
We encourage submission of high-quality papers addressing issues involving IT management in the ‘cloud’ world. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Adoption and diffusion of cloud computing technologies across different countries
  • Management and implementation issued faced by companies in managing information technologies in the 'cloud' world
  • Cloud computing and IT and business alignment
  • Conceptual frameworks for IT management in the 'cloud' world
  • Key factors for successful IT management in the 'cloud' world
  • Change management issues in the 'cloud' world
  • The impact of the 'cloud' phenomenon on the changes in IT workforce composition and effectiveness
  • Effectiveness of IT models applying cloud computing technologies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper deadline: 20 June 2011

Notification of acceptance and review results: 20 August 2011

Revised submission deadline: 15 October 2011

Notification of acceptance: 12 December 2011

Camera-ready version deadline: 12 February 2012