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A metrics suite of cloud computing adoption readiness

Robert J. Kauffman, Dan Ma () and Martin Yu
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Robert J. Kauffman: Singapore Management University
Dan Ma: Singapore Management University
Martin Yu: Singapore Management University

Electronic Markets, 2018, vol. 28, issue 1, No 3, 37 pages

Abstract: Abstract 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.

Keywords: Adoption readiness; Cloud computing; Empirical assessment; Managerial decision-making; Metrics suite; Technology adoption (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L86 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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