the 20th European Conference on Information Systems
Balaji Rajagopalan School of Business Administration Oakland University Tel. +24-8-370-4958 email@example.com
Christer Magnusson Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University Tel. +46-8- 6747239 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gustaf Juell-Skielse Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University Tel. +46-8-161672 email@example.com
Two developments in Information technology (IT) that have brought about radical changes in how organizations leverage IT for delivering value are – Global Services and Cloud Computing. Sourcing decisions that rely on IT global services are important considerations in strategy of firms to improve efficiencies and performance. Firms are transitioning to an on- demand model of IT enabled by cloud computing to create increased flexibility and enhance their ability to scale. Cloud computing is changing the way information is stored and managed. And, the globalization of sourcing to tap innovation and growth opportunities is a priority for firms. While the two developments developed independently, they are intricately intertwined for consideration in IT strategy.
We invite papers that provide insights into all aspects of IT services and cloud computing. In particular, we are also interested in papers that tie the two developments to broader IT strategy issues in firms. Papers that include empirical, analytical, and conceptual approaches that develop or extend theory are welcome. Co-authored papers with practitioners are particularly encouraged.