Information Systems Education Journal


V19 N1 Pages 23-33

Feb 2021

Viral Scalability - Coping with Sudden Demand Swings

Paul Witman
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA USA

Abstract: The rapid emergence of the novel coronavirus and its impact on human behavior provoked dramatic increases in human usage of a variety of systems. These increases had the potential to stress the scalability of the systems, testing whether the system owners had designed and built those systems to cope with sudden changes in demand. This case invites students to study a variety of different types of systems, and to analyze the means by which they can or did achieve scalability, and efficiently serve their customers.

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Recommended Citation: Witman, P., (2021). Viral Scalability - Coping with Sudden Demand Swings. Information Systems Education Journal19(1) pp 23-33. ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2020