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Cloud Computing: Evaluation Modules for Adoption

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KEY WORDS: cloud computing, Technology adoption, Evaluation Modules


The world has been bombarded by snow-falling information related to cloud computing since 2006, when Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt publicly introduced the term. From Silicon Valley and it's trickled down to India over the past few years, everyone wants to fly high on the cloud, but it seems to be a dismal story in adoption of this technology. This paper is trying to form three modules for a firm to evaluate the applicability and suitability of cloud computing to them.

Literature Review

a. There is rarely any paper to deliberate on whether or not to adopt Cloud computing from a firm's perspective

b. The factors and module for the evaluation on technology adoption is missing, which is identified as the research gap

Problem definition

What is the ground for the firm to adopt cloud computing?

Research Objective and its methodology

Through a set of reach activities qualitatively and quantitatively, preliminarily three module are being conceptualized for the sake of a firm when considering the technology adoption of cloud computing

Module Name Methodology

1 Taxonomy of cloud vis-à-vis on premise Qualitative research

2 Employee size as watershed Experiment stimulation

3 Business scenario module Case study


1.1 Definition of Cloud computing

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.[1]

To date, there is no precise definition on cloud computing, it could either be a loosely referred as a technical term with its enabling technology, or a business model mostly often in reference to SaaS(Software as a Service), nevertheless, the writer is in favor of the following definition:

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications,

and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.[2]

1.2 Three model in cloud computing

1.2.1 Software as a Service

A SaaS provider typically hosts and manages a given application


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