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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: 25 Mar 2015 11:33
    Last Modified: 13 May 2016 11:17

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