Asked 16th May, 2017

Decision Framework to Mitigate Vendor Lock-in Risks in Cloud Migration

Dear Sir / Madam
Here's a gentle and final reminder for those who haven't participated in this survey yet. For those who have contributed already, thank you for participating in this survey. This questionnaire is being conducted for a PhD research. Prior to this questionnaire, previous research survey was carried out (by author) to investigate the business related risks of vendor lock-in affecting the adoption of cloud services by organisations. As a result of the initial research study, a framework to avoid vendor lock-in when migrating/adopting cloud based services has been developed. Therefore, the ultimate goal of this questionnaire is to seek IT experts and cloud practitioners’ views on the suitability of the proposed framework to guide and support enterprise decisions for avoiding vendor lock-in risks.
 Your opinion is very important to us and we would like to ask you to participate. Filling out this questionnaire will take approx. 10 to 15 minutes to complete it, and you can access it by clicking on the link below:
We are contacting you because you have relevant expertise, skills and or published article(s) within the last few years in the field of cloud computing and IS/IT management. All information gathered will be treated in the strictest confidence.
 If you need any clarification regarding the study, we will be happy to provide you with further information. Please send an email to with the subject line ‘Cloud Decision Framework to Mitigate Lock-in’.
We hope you will find the research topic interesting and we would like to thank you in advance for participating in this very worthwhile exercise.
Many thanks.
Justice Opara-Martins FHEA (AMBCS)

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