Abstract: The cloud continues to be a delivery method of information systems deployed frequently by financial firms. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is an evolving model of this method in industry. In this study, the authors evaluate critical few factors that can enable financial firms to formulate a generic strategy from investment in IaaS. The authors find procedural factors more evident than technical and business factors on projects of IaaS, but also find implementation methods more limiting in strategy. The findings of this study contribute a framework for investment in this maturing method of cloud computing.
Keywords: Cloud Computing, cloud deployment methods, financial industry, Information Systems, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), strategy
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Recommended Citation: Lawler, J., Howell-Barber, H., joseph, a., Narula, S. (2014). A Study of Cloud Computing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in Financial Firms. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 7(3) pp 14-27. http://jisar.org/2014-7/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2013)