Characteristics of Cloud Computing in the Business Context: A Systematic Literature Review
M. Stieninger, D. Nedbal - Characteristics of Cloud Computing in the Business Context: A Systematic Literature Review - Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014, pp. 59-68
Cloud Computing services have become more cost effective and technically flexible than traditional solutions. Therefore they are gaining more and more attention among organizations. But there is still disagreement about the exact meaning of Cloud Computing. This paper evaluates the current status concerning the conceptualization of Cloud Computing research by reviewing and classifying existing literature from both practitioners and academics. A comprehensive analysis of the Cloud Computing literature is drawn by identifying and discussing core concepts and characteristics within literature. The paper concludes with possible further research areas in this field from an interdisciplinary perspective.