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Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In recent years, Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) has emerged as a meaningful technology that could contribute to operational efficiency of an IT platform by providing infrastructure and software solutions for the whole IT needs of an enterprise via Internet. The cloud has revolutionized IT infrastructure. It is predicted that 2017 will mark the rapid proliferation of enterprises transitioning to the cloud-based computing technology. The utilization of this innovative technology makes collaboration easier among companies and has the potential to create financial and operational benefits. This study discusses potential strategic benefits of this technology, highlights its evolving technologies and trends and their future impact, reviews different phases necessary to deploy the technology, highlights key adoption factors, and surveys its potential application in different industries.