Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)
The first problem tackled in this study is identification of variables that effect cloud computing effectiveness. Besides, proposing an appropriate method for assessing effectiveness in terms of the variables identified is the second problem of this paper. To solve these problems, the authors apply a four sequential step based approach (literature review-preliminary survey-cloud survey qualitative exploratory case studies). In the paper that led to the final model, after a detailed literature review, a large number of experts were interviewed and questionnaires were applied a to construct the initial model.