This research summary focuses on the principles and concepts of lean thinking. In addition, the link between the cloud phenomenon and lean thinking was drawn. As was evident from this research summary, concepts, cloud and lean, are difficult to describe explicitly. Cloud is one of the main global trends washing through the ICT industry, bringing in changes to the current technological and business environment. Even though cloud is referred in many contexts, it does not yet have a clear and complete definition in literature. In this paper, we consider cloud more widely than just cloud computing. We believe that lean thinking is one of the most powerful means to help companies to survive and create a competitive advantage in the cloud business environment.
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|