USAGE OF CLOUD SERVICES - A Survey for Consumers in USA, Japan and Finland

Kaarina Karppinen, Kaisa Koskela, Timo Koivumäki

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine how commonly cloud services are used by consumers around the world and to discover possible differences in cloud service usage within various countries. An online survey was conducted in three countries (Finland, USA and Japan) with more than 3000 respondents. The results show that almost all respondents have used at least some cloud services but the Japanese use them substantially less than the Americans or the Finns. From the five cloud service categories examined in the survey, webmail services are the most commonly used by 91 percent of the respondents. Out of all cloud service examples in our survey Youtube is the most popular one.

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in Harvard Style

Karppinen K., Koskela K. and Koivumäki T. (2011). USAGE OF CLOUD SERVICES - A Survey for Consumers in USA, Japan and Finland . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2, pages 305-308. DOI: 10.5220/0003388203050308


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer11,
author={Kaarina Karppinen and Kaisa Koskela and Timo Koivumäki},
title={USAGE OF CLOUD SERVICES - A Survey for Consumers in USA, Japan and Finland},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2011},
pages={305-308},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003388203050308},
isbn={978-989-8425-52-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - USAGE OF CLOUD SERVICES - A Survey for Consumers in USA, Japan and Finland
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
AU - Karppinen K.
AU - Koskela K.
AU - Koivumäki T.
PY - 2011
SP - 305
EP - 308
DO - 10.5220/0003388203050308