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Cloud Computing

  • Ali Sunyaev
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Cloud computing is an evolution of information technology and a dominant business model for delivering IT resources. With cloud computing, individuals and organizations can gain on-demand network access to a shared pool of managed and scalable IT resources, such as servers, storage, and applications. Recently, academics as well as practitioners have paid a great deal of attention to cloud computing. We rely heavily on cloud services in our daily lives, e.g., for storing data, writing documents, managing businesses, and playing games online. Cloud computing also provides the infrastructure that has powered key digital trends such as mobile computing, the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence, thereby accelerating industry dynamics, disrupting existing business models, and fueling the digital transformation. Still, cloud computing not only provides a vast number of benefits and opportunities; it also comes with several challenges and concerns, e.g., regarding protecting customers’ data.

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Further Reading

  1. Benlian A, Kettinger WJ, Sunyaev A, Winkler TJ (2018) Special section: The transformative value of cloud computing: a decoupling, platformization, and recombination theoretical framework. J Manag Inf Syst 35(3):719–739CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Fernandes DAB, Soares LFB, Gomes JV, Freire MM, Inácio PRM (2014) Security issues in cloud environments: a survey. Int J Inf Secur 13(2):113–170CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Lins S, Schneider S, Sunyaev A (2019) Cloud-Service-Zertifizierung: Ein Rahmenwerk und Kriterienkatalog zur Zertifizierung von Cloud-Services, 2nd edn. Springer, BerlinCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Marston S, Li Z, Bandyopadhyay S, Zhang J, Ghalsasi A (2011) Cloud computing — the business perspective. Decis Support Syst 51(1):176–189CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Ali Sunyaev
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description MethodsKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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