Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Group
Cloud computing is an entirely new computing paradigm. It profoundly changes the procurement, maintenance and disposal process of information technology. However actual definitions focus on technical rather than economical aspects of cloud computing. Within this paper recently published cloud definitions are investigated. Determined definatory features are evaluated and grouped into peculiarities and stakeholders to show the shortfall on the economic and strategic perspective of the current research. The potential impact of cloud computing on the decision making of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) is investigated.