The Unperceived Boon and Bane of Cloud Computing: End-user Computing vs. Integration

TitelThe Unperceived Boon and Bane of Cloud Computing: End-user Computing vs. Integration
MedientypConference Paper
Jahr d. Veröffentlichung2012
AutorenHetzenecker, J., Sprenger, S., Kammerer, S. & Amberg, M.
KonferenzAmericas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
PublisherProceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
KonferenzortSeattle/Washington, USA
Zusammenfassung

Cloud Computing is predicted to bring the next revolution in IT. Easy availability and the intuitive usability enable IT-professionals but also less IT-skilled people deploying IT-services. This encourages End-user Computing, where the end-user is able to solve business issues by designing the service as needed. But with end-users establishing such services, problems of integration occur due to the end-user’s lack of IT-knowledge and insufficient skills of conceptual IT-development. By conducting a case study following the design science approach, we pointed out that with establishing cloud services the degree of End-user Computing is increased and moreover influenced by the services applied. Furthermore we constrained that the independency from an IT-department ends up with the integration of end-user designed services in the existing IT-infrastructure. In order to solve this issue, we manually integrated IT-systems by the use of the Enterprise Architecture Integration approach.

URLhttp://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1097&context=amcis2012