Requirements for Private User Offers of Cloud Computing Services

Conference: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014
06/01/2014 - 06/03/2014 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gerpott, Torsten J.; May, Sebastian (Chair of Strategic and Telecommunications, Management, Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany)

With a growing number of personal computing devices operated by the average private individual or employee, an increasingly popular means to have personal files and frequently deployed software applications at hand, without the hassle of having to transfer them between or install them on various devices, are cloud computing (CC) services. To date, research on CC services has primarily focused on business customers. This paper provides an overview of differentiators relevant for private users of CC services. The proposed framework is introduced to guide the design of private user CC offers and to highlight potential directions for future research.