Why Do Companies Migrate Towards Cloud Enterprise Systems? A Post-Implementation Perspective

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serval:BIB_11B3D848348F
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Actes de conférence (partie): contribution originale à la littérature scientifique, publiée à l'occasion de conférences scientifiques, dans un ouvrage de compte-rendu (proceedings), ou dans l'édition spéciale d'un journal reconnu (conference proceedings).
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Titre
Why Do Companies Migrate Towards Cloud Enterprise Systems? A Post-Implementation Perspective
Titre de la conférence
Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2014)
Auteur(s)
Boillat  T., Legner  C.
Adresse
Geneva, Switzerland
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Despite the wide range of advantages that many authors associate with the use of cloud computing, companies are still reluctant to migrate towards cloud solutions and fear the risks related to their security, performance, and availability. This is particularly true for enterprise systems, which play a strategic role and are both the core of companies' business processes and information systems. Prior research has studied opportunities and benefits of cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) based on expert surveys and taking a pre-adoption perspective. Since these findings rely on perceptions, they risk reflecting public opinion rather than real-world experiences. Hence, more empirical research is required to analyze early adopter's migration strategies and practical experiences with cloud enterprise systems. Based on two case studies, this paper explores early implementations of cloud enterprise systems and compares them to the academic literature. As main contribution, we identify a business-driven migration strategy: Contrary to existing research, we find that companies do not implement cloud enterprise systems because of their attractive cost and delivery models, but leverage them as a standardized IT platform for innovating, and optimizing business processes based on mobile and web technologies. Moreover, our study reveals that cloud enterprise systems' scope goes beyond SaaS, by offering comprehensive application and integration platforms and a set of novel IT capabilities.
Mots-clé
Cloud computing, cloud enterprise systems, Software as a Service, migration, case study, adoption
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26/05/2014 21:45
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