University of Klagenfurt
Cloud Computing is a topic that has gained momentum in the last years. Current studies show that an increasing number of companies is evaluating the promised advantages and considering making use of cloud services. In this paper, the authors investigate the phenomenon of cloud computing and its importance for the operation of ERP systems. They argue that the phenomenon of cloud computing could lead to a decisive change in the way business software is deployed in companies. Their reference framework contains three levels (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and clarifies the meaning of public, private and hybrid clouds.