Cloud Computing: a new approach for Hallstahammar’s IT companies
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Examine the possibility of small IT companies being benefited from a Cloud Computing transition. Through one case study of a software development company and interviews from five Hallstahmmar’s IT companies, we showed how Cloud Computing can enable organizations to decrease IT investments and related costs. Besides we critically analyzed some drawbacks of this latest concept.
Primary and secondary data has been collected based on a qualitative method and a structured approach. The collected material of the secondary data was mainly based on latest journals. The interviewing parts have been recorded and summarized.
We have used theories of various aspects of business related to Cloud Computing; e.g. innovation and Cloud Computing, business model and Cloud Computing in order to acquire a complete knowledge base for analyzing our empirical data.
A case study of TotalAssist, interview data of LifeCenter AB and interviews of four IT companies of Hallstahammar, are our empirical foundation of the reserach.
IT companies of Hallstahammar may adopt the Cloud Computing paradigm. Besides, yet this new concept has its risks. Security remains a concern among many CIO’s. In addition, we recommend means that a company can pursue while implementing a Cloud Computing transition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 82 p.
IT management, cloud computing, IT Innovation, Hallstahammar's IT companies, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Cost Leadership, Business Network
Computer and Information Science Information Science Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-11859DiVA: diva2:399076
Le Duc, Michaël, PhD Seniour Lecturer at Mälardalen UniversityGupta, Deepak, Professor