Transition to the Cloud: A Vendor Perspective

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    The rising of cloud computing has dramatically changed the way software companies provide and distribute their IT product and related services over the last decades. Today, most software is bought offthe-shelf and distributed over the Internet. This transition is greatly influencing how software companies operate. In this paper, we present a case study of an ERP vendor for SMB (small and mediumsize business) in making a transition towards a cloud-based business model. Through the theoretical lens of ecosystem, we are able to analyze the evolution of the vendor and its business network as a whole, and find that the relationship between vendor and Value-added-Reseller (VAR) is greatly affected.
    We conclude by presenting critical issues and challenges for managing such cloud transition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016)
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationLoa Alamitos, CA
    Publication date2016
    Article number7427679
    ISBN (Print)9781479983896
    ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016 - Kauai, Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016
    Conference number: 49


    ConferenceThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityKauai, Hawaii
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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