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On Cloud Computing Service Considerations for the Small and Medium Enterprises

Prasad, Acklesh and Green, Peter and Heales, Jon and Finau, Glen (2014) On Cloud Computing Service Considerations for the Small and Medium Enterprises. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
    Depositing User: Glen Finau
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 13:42
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 14:54
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7797
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