Conference proceedings article
Advancing the Adoption of a New Generation of Certifications – A Theoretical Model to Explain the Adoption of Continuous Cloud Service Certification by Certification Authorities

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Quinting, A.; Lins, S.; Szefer, J.; Sunyaev, A.
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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13. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017)


Cloud certifications are a good means
to assure users of high level of security and reliability of certified
cloud services. However, cloud environments are highly dynamic due to
the challenging cloud characteristics and fast technology life-cycles.
We believe that current certifications fail to cope with an
ever-changing cloud environment because assessments are based only on
manual expert assessments and periodic spot checks. We argue that
continuous service certification (CSC) is required to assure reliable
and trustworthy cloud services. To understand and enhance CSC's rate of
adoption, we examine the adoption process of CSC from the perspective of
certification authorities by building on the Diffusion of Innovations
theory and the Technology-Organization-Environment framework. Our
findings reveal that the innovation's characteristics, organizational
and environmental influences will affect the adoption of CSC by
certification authorities. We advance the understanding of the CSC
adoption process by providing a synthesis and discussion of important

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