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Does Cloud Computing Matter? Networking IT and Services Value in Organizations

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors discuss cloud computing value generation through four company case studies. They argue that cloud computing value is generated through the interactions of organization, IT and services. They further analyze their value networking activities, and then propose ANT as a lens to interpret the cloud computing value generation process. ANT provides research implications for further research on cloud computing value and competitive strategy. The analysis of this paper is limited to the four major company cases. Future research may investigate smaller firms, and analyze firm activity, actor responses, and their translation within the actor network in more detail.

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