A Metrics Suite of Cloud Computing Adoption Readiness

Robert J. Kauffman, Dan Ma*, Martin Yu

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic Markets
Volume28
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)11-37
Number of pages27
ISSN1019-6781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adoption readiness
  • Cloud computing
  • Empirical assessment
  • Managerial decision-making
  • Metrics suite
  • Technology adoption

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