Cloud Computing – A Classification, Business Models, and Research Directions

  title={Cloud Computing – A Classification, Business Models, and Research Directions},
  author={Christof Weinhardt and Arun Anandasivam and Benjamin Blau and Nikolay Borissov and Thomas Meinl and Wibke Michalk and Jochen St{\"o}{\ss}er},
  journal={Business \& Information Systems Engineering},
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