Cloud Computing for Standard ERP Systems: Reference ERP Framework and Research Agenda

Petra Schubert, Femi Adisa

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    Abstract

    Cloud Computing is a topic that has gained momentum in the last years. Current studies show that an increasing number of companies is evaluating the promised advantages and considering making use of cloud services. In this paper we investigate the phenomenon of cloud computing and its importance for the operation of ERP systems. We argue that the phenomenon of cloud computing could lead to a decisive change in the way business software is deployed in companies. Our reference framework contains three levels (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and clarifies the meaning of public, private and hybrid clouds. The three levels of cloud computing and their impact on ERP systems operation are discussed. From the literature we identify areas for future research and propose a research agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKoblenz
    PublisherUniversity Koblenz-Landau
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    SeriesArbeitsberichte des Fachbereichs Informatik
    Number6/2011
    ISSN1864-0346

    Keywords

    • Cloud Computing
    • Enterprise Systems
    • IT Outsourcing
    • IT Services

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