1. Introduction

Thank you in advance for taking out the time to participate in this research survey.

The purpose of this research is to gain insight into the perception and awareness individuals and businesses have about cloud computing in general and platform as a service (PaaS) offering in particular. The researcher is an M.Sc. student in the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

This research is is part of a master degree thesis work which seeks to examine the feasibility of using open source software components to build a PaaS infrastructure that offers an integrated software development, testing, hosting and deployment services. Included in the proposition are pre-selected open source components designed to speed up software development at a reduced cost for the platform adopters.

I know your time is valuable and even if the subject is vast, I have tried to limit the survey to approximately 5 minutes. All information is confidential to the University of Jyväskylä and no individual detail will be shared to third parties - the survey is conducted in accordance with data protection and privacy policies proposed by the OFFICE OF THE DATA PROTECTION OMBUDSMAN - http://dataprotection.webs.com/apps/blog/

* 1. What industry is your company in?

* 2. How many employees does your company have