When is IT unavailability a strategic risk?: A study in the context of cloud computing

Amin Khodabandeh Amiri, Hasan Cavusoglu, Izak Bensbasat

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Abstract

As organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on Information Technologies (IT) to run their business processes, they are also becoming more susceptible to its discontinuity. Anecdotal evident exists for many cases of IT service interruption that resulted in strategic consequences such as financial losses, negative stock market reactions, reputational damages or even organizations’ existence. However, not all IT Unavailability incidents have caused strategic losses. This research-in-progress paper proposes a model to help understand when an IT unavailability risk is a strategic risk and in need of special attention by board members and senior executives. A survey is proposed to be conducted to examine the validity of the model in the Cloud Computing context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICIS 2014
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Eventthe 2014 International Conference on Information Systems - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 14 Dec 2014 → …

Conference

Conferencethe 2014 International Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleICIS 2014
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period14/12/14 → …

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Cloud computing
Strategic risk
Incidents
Interruption
Stock market reaction
Damage
Business process
Discontinuity

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Khodabandeh Amiri, A., Cavusoglu, H., & Bensbasat, I. (2014). When is IT unavailability a strategic risk?: A study in the context of cloud computing. In Proceedings of the ICIS 2014 Association for Information Systems.
Khodabandeh Amiri, Amin ; Cavusoglu, Hasan ; Bensbasat, Izak. / When is IT unavailability a strategic risk?: A study in the context of cloud computing. Proceedings of the ICIS 2014. Association for Information Systems, 2014.
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Proceedings of the ICIS 2014. Association for Information Systems, 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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Khodabandeh Amiri A, Cavusoglu H, Bensbasat I. When is IT unavailability a strategic risk?: A study in the context of cloud computing. In Proceedings of the ICIS 2014. Association for Information Systems. 2014