Essay about Cloud Computing

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Trust between client organization and cloud provider is a strong predictor of successful cloud deployment.
By GaRy GaRRiSon, SanGhyun Kim, anD RoBin L. WaKeFieLD

Success Factors for Deploying Cloud Computing
“a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (such as networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be quickly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”14 The emergence of cloud computing is transforming the way organizations purchase and manage computing resources,17 providing a fundamentally different IT model in which a cloud provider might be
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However, despite these benefits, organizations face obstacles adopting cloud services,8 including uncoordinated adoption by stakeholders, inadequate business and technical acumen, and data security.17 There may also be inadequate understanding between the organization and the vendor about the span, scope, and implementation of the services. Since an IT investment can be wasted or implemented in a non-optimized manner, organizations

key insights
Cloud-vendor relationships characterized by trust are critical for cloud deployment and the promise of gaining advantage in a competitive market. in successful cloud deployment, organizations are able to focus on the core competencies that result in competitive advantage. organizations achieve greater it economies of scale with cloud computing when investing first in relational, technical, and managerial capabilities.

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are unlikely to fully realize the benefits or related competitive advantage when cloud services fall short of expectations. What factors are most likely to enable deployment of cloud computing so as to differentiate the organization from its competitors? We take the resource-based view of the organization to identify organization-specific capabilities that contribute to deployment of cloud computing. To help identify them, we collected data in 2011 from a global

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