An analysis of cloud computing for the homeworking environment, via case study of an international institute and a commercial organization.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Abstract Cloud computing has become a high profile technology, effecting change in both academic and industry by underpinning new research areas and innovation in practice as it provides a glimpse into the future architecture of IT. Homeworking is a growing trend in many organizations, being able to link these two can be extremely effective for organizations, although studies show that organizations are still foreign to the capabilities of cloud computing in the homeworking environment. This research explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of cloud computing in the homeworking environment via case study of an international institute and a commercial organization. This study will interview participants from 2 organizations that utilize cloud computing for the homeworking environment to gain an understanding from experienced individuals of a fairly new concept. This will allow for a strong analysis of cloud computing in the homeworking environment. The aim is to establish the advantages and disadvantages of the use of cloud computing in the homeworking environment. The objectives set out are; To explore and analyze cloud computing in both the academia and business perspectives; To critically assess all the ways that this technology affects the business and academia sectors; To investigate the amount of research and development put in to cloud computing; To explore the homeworking environment and analyze the link with cloud computing. These objectives will require a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods of research such as interviews, literature review, questionnaires and online research. A critical analysis of the findings will allow for a conclusion in order satisfy the research question. The initial expectations of this research would be that there is a future for cloud computing in the homeworking environment with a strong developed basis.
BSc Hons BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
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