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Economic Impact of Cloud Computing White Paper

Marco Iansiti

Harvard Business School

Gregory L. Richards

Keystone Strategy LLC

June 30, 2011

In this paper we find that advances in cloud computing likely will extend the IT induced economic growth in developed economies and foster growth in economies where IT penetration is not yet fully mature. We conclude that governments should work together to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 42

Keywords: cloud computing, econometrics, economic model, economic impact, web services, software as a service, cloud computing issues, on-demand computing, scalable computing, outsourcing, virtualization, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, private clouds, public clouds

JEL Classification: O33, O41

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Date posted: July 1, 2011 ; Last revised: October 22, 2013

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Iansiti, Marco and Richards, Gregory L., Economic Impact of Cloud Computing White Paper (June 30, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1875893 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1875893

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Marco Iansiti (Contact Author)
Harvard Business School ( email )
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Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States
Gregory Richards
Keystone Strategy LLC ( email )
200 Wheeler Road
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
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