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Relativism in the cloud : Cloud sourcing in virtue of IS development outsourcing - A literature review

Johansson, Björn LU and Muhic, Mirella LU (2017) In International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management 5(4). p.55-65
Abstract

Nowadays Cloud Computing and Cloud Sourcing is on the agenda in many organizations. Many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) that urge for alternatives to traditional outsourcing are interested in how they can take advantage from Cloud Computing, by sourcing Information Technology (IT) from the cloud. This paper provides an overview of the research direction of Cloud Sourcing in the IS field. A literature review based on selected papers from top Information Systems (IS) journals and conferences were conducted. Findings from the review indicate that the attention of Cloud Sourcing in IS literature has mainly been directed towards security and risk as well as adoption issues, and that Cloud Sourcing is claimed to be the next generation of... (More)

Nowadays Cloud Computing and Cloud Sourcing is on the agenda in many organizations. Many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) that urge for alternatives to traditional outsourcing are interested in how they can take advantage from Cloud Computing, by sourcing Information Technology (IT) from the cloud. This paper provides an overview of the research direction of Cloud Sourcing in the IS field. A literature review based on selected papers from top Information Systems (IS) journals and conferences were conducted. Findings from the review indicate that the attention of Cloud Sourcing in IS literature has mainly been directed towards security and risk as well as adoption issues, and that Cloud Sourcing is claimed to be the next generation of outsourcing. Unfortunately, this is where this strong claim ends without any further evidence, which indicate that there is a need for more research on Cloud Sourcing, especially in the direction of investigating relationships and implications when organizations start using Cloud Sourcing.

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Cloud computing, Cloud sourcing, IT development, IT maintenance, IT operations, Outsourcing
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International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management
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4
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11 pages
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SciKA
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10.12821/ijispm050404
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  abstract     = {<p>Nowadays Cloud Computing and Cloud Sourcing is on the agenda in many organizations. Many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) that urge for alternatives to traditional outsourcing are interested in how they can take advantage from Cloud Computing, by sourcing Information Technology (IT) from the cloud. This paper provides an overview of the research direction of Cloud Sourcing in the IS field. A literature review based on selected papers from top Information Systems (IS) journals and conferences were conducted. Findings from the review indicate that the attention of Cloud Sourcing in IS literature has mainly been directed towards security and risk as well as adoption issues, and that Cloud Sourcing is claimed to be the next generation of outsourcing. Unfortunately, this is where this strong claim ends without any further evidence, which indicate that there is a need for more research on Cloud Sourcing, especially in the direction of investigating relationships and implications when organizations start using Cloud Sourcing.</p>},
  author       = {Johansson, Björn and Muhic, Mirella},
  issn         = {2182-7796},
  keyword      = {Cloud computing,Cloud sourcing,IT development,IT maintenance,IT operations,Outsourcing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {55--65},
  publisher    = {SciKA},
  series       = {International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management},
  title        = {Relativism in the cloud : Cloud sourcing in virtue of IS development outsourcing - A literature review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.12821/ijispm050404},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2017},
}