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Business Transformation and Sustainability through Cloud System Implementation

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Sustaining a competitive edge in today’s business world requires innovative approaches to product, service, and management systems design and performance. Advances in computing technologies have presented managers with additional challenges as well as further opportunities to enhance their business models. Business Transformation and Sustainability through Cloud System Implementation presents novel computing technologies designed for use in business and corporate environments, enabling managers and associates to make the most of the technologies at their disposal. This premier reference work seeks to alert firm management professionals and researchers to the potential risks and benefits associated with emerging technologies and guide firms on the proper selection, maintenance, and use of Web-based computing systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Could Cultural Sustainability Improve Organisational Sustainability in Cloud Environments?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
    4. SUSTAINABLE FIRMS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Sustainable Business Transformation in Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON SUPPLY CHAIN FIRMS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Investment Strategies for Implementing Cloud Systems in Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLOUD SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    4. GOOD LEADERSHIP
    5. MEASURING THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT
    6. INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
    7. IMPLEMENTING A CLOUD SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 4: Business Transformation though Cloud Computing in Sustainable Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. CLOUD COMPUTING IN CUSTOMER VALUE PROPOSITION
    5. 4. IDENTIFYING BUSINESS NEEDS AND SUITABLE CLOUD BUSINESS MODELS
    6. 5. CLOUD SOLUTIONS/CLOUD PROVIDERS
    7. 6. FEW CASE STUDIES
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Strategies for Evaluating Cloud System Providers during the Transformation of Businesses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ON BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
    4. CLOUD COMPUTING
    5. EVALUATION OF CLOUD SYSTEM PROVIDERS
    6. TOOLS FOR AUTOMATING CLOUD SERVICE EVALUATION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Cloud Integration for Effective Delivery of IT Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CLOUD COMPUTING
    5. SERVICE MODELS
    6. DEPLOYMENT MODELS
    7. WHY CLOUD FOR E-COMMERCE
    8. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM)
    9. ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)
    10. CLOUD HEALTHCARE: BUSINESS CASE
    11. CLOUD BASED APPLICATION
    12. BIG DATA
    13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Evaluation of Cloud System Success Factors in Supply-Demand Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ISSUES WITH CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEMS
    4. STRATEGIC SUCCESS FACTORS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Performance Improvement in Cloud Based Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DRIVERS OF SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE
    4. PROCESSES CRITICAL TO SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE
    5. INNOVATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
    6. SUCCESS FACTORS OF ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Cloud Manufacturing towards Sustainable Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RESEARCH OVERVIEW
    4. 3. CLOUD FUTURE FACTORY PROPOSAL
    5. 4. FUTURE WORK
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 10: Could Cloud TQM Drive Sustainable Development?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3.0 KEY UNDERSTANDING
    5. 4.0 CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: Integrating Sustainability in Cloud Computing for Managing Sustainable Knowledge in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. SIGNIFICANCE AND CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  18. Chapter 12: Technological Forecasting of Sustainable Products
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HYBRID CARS
    4. THE BENEFITS OF HYBRID CARS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 13: Eco-Innovation Practices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ECO-INNOVATION IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
    4. BENEFITS OF ECO-INNOVATION TO ORGANIZATIONS
    5. GREEN TECHNOLOGY IN GLOBALIZATION
    6. GREEN TECHNOLOGY IN MALAYSIA
    7. METHODS
    8. NON RESPONSE BIAS
    9. SAMPLE AND RESPONDENT PROFILE
    10. RESPONDENT PROFILES
    11. DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: An Approach for Assessment of the Success of Cloud Systems Usage in Innovation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. MANAGERIAL ISSUES WITH CLOUD SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
    5. INNOVATIVE FIRM’S READINESS FOR CLOUD SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
    6. IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS FACTORS OF CLOUD SYSTEMS
    7. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Could Cloud Systems' Strategies Be Aligned to Suit Supply Chain Sustainability with Innovation Goals?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLOUD SYSTEMS AND ITS MARKET
    4. KEY DRIVERS FOR SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
    5. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
    6. DATA TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES
    7. TRAINING, HUMAN RESOURCE, AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    8. COLLABORATION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 16: The Impact of Balance Score Card Implementation on Supply Chain Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. BSC IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 17: Sustainable Business Transformation through Ambidextrous Practices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. AMBIDEXTROUS PHENOMENON IN ORGANIZATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 18: Sustainable Programs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE WAY FORWARD
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 19: Organisational Sustainability Role in Supply Chain Best Practices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN BEST PRACTICES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 20: Role of HRM in Sustainable Organisational Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BENEFITS OF ORGANISATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
    4. THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP FACTOR
    5. INFORMATION SHARING IN THE SUSTAINABLE ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors