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A critical review of cloud computing: researching desires and realities

Venters, Will ORCID: 0000-0001-8329-729X and Whitley, Edgar A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1779-0814 (2012) A critical review of cloud computing: researching desires and realities. Journal of Information Technology, 27 (3). pp. 179-197. ISSN 0268-3962

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Identification Number: 10.1057/jit.2012.17


Cloud computing has become central to current discussions about corporate information technology. To assess the impact that cloud may have on enterprises, it is important to evaluate the claims made in the existing literature and critically review these claims against empirical evidence from the field. To this end, this paper provides a framework within which to locate existing and future research on cloud computing. This framework is structured around a series of technological and service desires, that is, characteristics of cloud that are important for cloud users. The existing literature on cloud computing is located within this framework and is supplemented with empirical evidence from interviews with cloud providers and cloud users that were undertaken between 2010 and 2012. The paper identifies a range of research questions that arise from the analysis.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Palgrave Macmillan
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 12:28
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 18:33

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