Proposing a Strategic Model for Transference of the Defensive Organizations in Cloud Computing Environment

Document Type : Research Paper


National Security - SNDU - Tehran - Iran


Information technologies have a significant impact on all parts of an organization. Cloud computing is identified as a new technology which creates flexibility and robustness in an organization through sharing applied applications and resources among users in an organization. Moreover, most organizations throughout the world, especially defensive organizations are planning to migrate to cloud computing environment. Despite all the advantages of utilizing cloud computing environment in defensive organizations, security is taken as the most crucial challenges posed by cloud computing environment. As an applied and descriptive field study, this research aims at proposing a strategic model for transference of the defensive organizations in cloud computing environment. For this purpose, the study was also conducted through engaging the statistical population of commanders, managers and IT experts affiliated to the information technology organizations of the Iranian armed forces. Additionally, as research experts and elites, PhD candidates who pursued cyberspace strategic managements also participated in this study. The findings revealed that indentifying the infrastructure of defensive organizations in various sphere as well as proposing a strategic model for migrating in cloud computing environment are among the determining strategies investigated in this study. Finally, in terms of research findings, the measures associated with each strategy are also explicated in this study.


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