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Towards a Model of Cloud Computing Services for SMEs

Prasad, Acklesh and Green, Peter and Heales, Jon and Finau, Glen (2014) Towards a Model of Cloud Computing Services for SMEs. [Conference Proceedings]

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Cloud computing can provide significant competitive advantages to the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by reducing costs through a more scalable IT infrastructure model. However, the adoption of cloud based services can also entail costs and risks. The SMEs need to determine a path to adopting cloud computing services that would ensure their sustainable presence in the cloud computing environment. Extant literature on cloud computing and SMEs is a relatively new but burgeoning research area. Most papers in this field are normative in nature and lack empirical validation. Through a mixed-methods design, we develop and test a model of cloud computing adoption by the SMEs. This model will assist SMEs adopting a cloud-based strategy for sustainable improved business performance.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Depositing User: Glen Finau
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 23:33
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 23:17

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