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ERIC Number: ED550988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 90
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-0664-5
Factors Influencing F/OSS Cloud Computing Software Product Success: A Quantitative Study
Letort, D. Brian
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Cloud Computing introduces a new business operational model that allows an organization to shift information technology consumption from traditional capital expenditure to operational expenditure. This shift introduces challenges from both the adoption and creation vantage. This study evaluates factors that influence Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) cloud computing project success. The successful cloud project provides a solution that was adopted for evaluation and/or subsequent use. The utilized success metric was reduced to product downloads. These factors include project events, project cycle time, team size, and team experience. A strong positive relationship was found only with project team size, which accounted for 35% of cloud project success. Therefore, a large portion of why F/OSS cloud computing projects are successful was not explained in the analyzed data. With these elements influencing other F/OSS projects success, the implications indicate other F/OSS metrics are responsible for cloud and emerging technologies. Therefore, while a small gap in understanding F/OSS cloud computing projects was realized, additional research is required to infer higher causation. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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