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Exploring the benefits of cloud services and accountability tools from a competitiveness and return on investment perspective

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Title:Exploring the benefits of cloud services and accountability tools from a competitiveness and return on investment perspective

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Authors:Høyland, S.
Hagen, J.
Skotnes, R..
Research group:Arbeidsliv, næringsliv og sikkerhet (Work and Safety)
Distribution restriction:Open
Published by: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd / IRIS, http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJITM.2017.085020
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 International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Volume 16, doi.org/10.1504/IJITM.2017.085020 ;Published by:  Inderscience Enterprises Ltd / IRIS, http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJITM.2017.085020;

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There are a number of challenges involved in using cloud services, such as ;privacy, control of data and compromised networks. The EU-project A4Cloud arose ;from an interest in mitigating these challenges through the development of ;tools for holding service providers accountable for handling of data. As part ;of the A4Cloud project, we applied a case study approach to explore cloud ;services and accountability tools among enterprise users and authorities in ;Norway. Our findings suggest that potential competitiveness and return on ;investment lie in an integrated cloud and accountability tools solution that ;can improve service dependability and alleviate pressing security concerns, ;improve competitiveness, and achieve cost reductions while representing a ;flexible, on-demand, and pay-per-use asset for effectively generating revenues. ;Therefore, return on investment is found in the synergy between the cloud and ;accountability tools, where the security mitigation potential of the tools ;plays an integral part. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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