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On cloud computing service considerations for the small and medium enterprises


Prasad, A and Green, P and Heales, J and Finau, G, On cloud computing service considerations for the small and medium enterprises, Proceedings of the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 7-9 August, Savannah, Georgia, USA, pp. 4165-4175. ISBN 9781632667533 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The concept of cloud computing services is appealing to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with the opportunity to acquire modern information technology resources as a utility and avoid costly capital investments in technology resources. However, the adoption of the cloud computing services presents significant challenges to the SMEs. The SMEs need to determine a path to adopting the cloud computing services that would ensure their sustainable presence in the cloud computing environment. Information about approaches to adopting the cloud computing services by the SMEs is fragmented. Through an interpretive design, we suggest that the SMEs need to have a strategic and incremental intent, understand their organizational structure, understand the external factors, consider the human resource capacity, and understand the value expectations from the cloud computing services to forge a successful path to adopting the cloud computing services. These factors would contribute to a model of cloud services for SMEs.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cloud computing services, small to medium enterprises
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Communication technologies, systems and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Finau, G (Dr Glenn Finau)
ID Code:150982
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Accounting and Accountability
Deposited On:2022-07-09
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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