Implementing Cloud Computing. A Study of the Impact on the IT Department
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Original versionSaric, H. & Hornnes, M. (2020) Implementing Cloud Computing. A Study of the Impact on the IT Department (Master's thesis). University of Agder, Kristiansand.
Cloud Computing (CC)has become an area of interestamongmany organizations. Manyhave started to prioritize the development of both public and private Cloudsfor storing the increased volumes of data,andto exploit the benefits of the phenomena.With the new benefits of publicCloud, it is inevitable that some of thetasks the traditional IT departments have provisionedare being outsourced to a third party, and will be contributing to some sort of organizational and managerial change for them.Based on this, the study has its purpose of researchinghow the IT department is impacted in organizations based on CC adoption. Toinvestigatethis topic,wedevelopedthe following research question; “What impactdoes Cloud Computing have on the IT department andits IT governance mechanisms?”. Answering the proposed RQwill help us identifyhow the IT department has been impacted, as well as identifying the change in its IT governance mechanisms. To assist in answering the question above, we developed two sub-questions;“How will the role of the IT department within an organization change after adopting CC services?”and “How will CC affect the managerial responsibilities within the IT department?”. Thesewill provide further informationandanswer ourpresented RQ, as well as providing a broaderspecter of information.
Master's thesis in Information systems (IS501)