Factors affecting cloud adoption and their interrelations

Radhika Garg, Burkhard Stiller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


Cloud Computing has emerged as a paradigm that relies on sharing resources over the network and, therefore, potentially has cost advantages in terms of lower variable and capital cost. However, the adoption of cloud-based technology for a given IT (Information Technology) setting is a complex decision as it is influenced by multiple interdependent factors. To successfully adopt cloud-based services and evaluate their consequential impact, relevant factors, which denote the performance of such services, have to be identified. This paper, therefore, analyzes and identifies relevant technical, economical, and organizational factors. This is performed as exploratory research consisting of performing (a) a literature review and (b) multiple case-studies with 17 organizations, who have adopted or plan to adopt cloud-based services. Also, as these factors are not mutually exclusive, this paper discusses interrelations of these factors and its complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLOSER 2015 - 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, Proceedings
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581045
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: May 20 2015May 22 2015


Other5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015


  • Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud-based Services
  • Economical Factors
  • Organizational Factors
  • Technical Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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