Journal: Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
To guide future research in cloud computing, this JMIS Special Section Introduction presents a framework for research, the Transformative Impact of Cloud Computing (TICC) framework. The TICC framework delineates IT value from transformative value and describes three key mechanisms through which cloud computing capabilities, individually and in combination, generate transformative impacts (hereafter referred to as transformative mechanisms): (1) decoupling, (2) platformization, and (3) recombination of services. We first evaluate how the transformative mechanisms arise from each of the technical layers of cloud computing (i.e., infrastructure resources, components, and applications). Then, we analyze and extrapolate how each of the transformative mechanisms leads to impacts on individuals, organizations, and societies/economies (i.e., hereafter also referred to as the real-world layers). We close by presenting an agenda for future research and mapping the three papers included in this Special Section to the TICC framework.
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DOI Link: 10.1080/07421222.2018.1481634