10th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium, UYMS 2016, Çanakkale, Turkey, 24 - 26 October 2016, vol.1721, pp.14-25
Today, Cloud Computing offers attractive and effective solutions for organizations which enable them to decrease IT costs, provide flexibility to ser-vices and make it easier to access IT services -Therefore enable faster market entries. For an organization that decides to make use of Cloud services, there are various factors to evaluate - similar to outsourcing. In this paper, we studied these factors through the literature and then we tried to understand the viewpoints of software developers regarding the existing and possible future usage of Cloud in software development processes. In this context, we prepared a questionnaire based on the findings in the literature and applied it to software development team members working in technoparks in Turkey. We used the dataset which is obtained from this questionnaire to observe the relationship between the tendency of using Cloud in software development processes and the factors effecting them. This research is performed as the first phase of a study with a larger scope, de-signed to forecast the Cloud needs of software developing organizations and it provides important findings. The questionnaire findings also describe the current demographics of software development organizations in Turkish technoparks to-gether with their perception of Cloud services.