Economic Impact of Cloud Computing White Paper
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
Date posted: July 1, 2011 ; Last revised: October 22, 2013
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