A Trust Model for Cloud: Results from a Survey

  • Stephen KirkmanEmail author
  • Richard Newman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1069)


This research proposes a cloud consumer trust model that focuses on decision making and the value of our data. The value consumers place on data plays a critical role in how consumers trust. The research was validated with a questionnaire and statistical power analysis. Few cloud trust models appear to be validated against real world data, and none, that we found, accomplish an a-priori statistical power analysis. Results indicated consumers were interested in data location, third party access and most surprisingly unbiased/expert organization recommendations were more important than family and friends recommendations.


Cloud trust Statistical power analysis Hypothesis testing Modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer and Information SciencesRegis UniversityDenverUSA
  2. 2.Computer and Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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