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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2952;

A Decision-Making Model for Adopting a Cloud Computing System

Seoul Business School, Seoul School of Sciences and Technologies (aSSIST), Seoul 03767, Korea
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Received: 25 July 2018 / Revised: 13 August 2018 / Accepted: 16 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
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The use of big data, artificial intelligence, and new information and communication technologies has led to sustainable developments and improved business competitiveness. Until recently cloud services were classified as having special system requirements for a business organization, and was represented by different cloud computing architecture layers like infrastructure, platform, or software as a service. However, as the environment of IT services undergoes successive changes, companies have been required to reconsider their business models and consider adopting a cloud computing system, which can bring on business achievements and development. Regarding a decision-making model for adopting a cloud computing system, this paper analyzes critical variables in a hierarchical structure of decision areas: technology, organization, and environment, as well as seven factors and 23 attributes based on underlying decision factors of cloud computing adoption by AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) and Delphi analysis. Furthermore, this research explores a comparative analysis between demanders and providers of cloud computing adoption. Resultantly, this study suggests several important factors for adopting a cloud computing system: top management support, competitive pressure, and compatibility. From the demander side, the high priority factor was compatibility and competitive pressure; in contrast, related advantage and top management support were regarded as priority factors for providers to service their cloud computing systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud computing; system adoption; decision-making; digital transformation; big data; analytic hierarchy process cloud computing; system adoption; decision-making; digital transformation; big data; analytic hierarchy process

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