In the following, limitations of this thesis’s research are presented. The quantification of risks in sections 3.5 and 3.6 is based on estimations of IT executives. The values are perceived risks instead of mathematically calculated values. Additionally, most respondents (69%) did not yet use Cloud Computing, and because of relatively low adoption rates in the market, the reported values represent anxieties rather than actual quantifications of facts and experiences. The assessment of risk incorporates both, the occurrence probability of the incident as well as its negative consequences, e. g., the potential losses. Therefore, all estimations should not be taken as fixed values. Instead, they may have to be adapted to each individual scenario.
KeywordsCloud Computing Security Risk Adoption Decision Business Process Execution Language Risk Management Process
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