A study on cloud computing adopton in small and medium enterprises

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title A study on cloud computing adopton in small and medium enterprises
Author(s) Dhali, Salauddin
Date 2015
English abstract
Innovation of new technology and its adoption contributes not only increasing the business values but as well facilities the business growth and agility to an organization. Cloud computing provides hiring, renting and provisioning exclusive use of IT services as ondemand, pay-per-use basis via Internet. This emergence technology has shifted the competitive IT-landscapes by providing a new computational platform for effective, creative and deliverable business value model. However, many small organizations are reluctant to deploy their IT platform to Cloud due to the diverse adoption barriers cloud suffers. Despite this the promising attributes CC offers such as of IT operational cost reduction, accessibility and instant deployment makes it a vital embarking point to adopt this technology especially small and medium base enterprises (SME). Since SMEs are exploring the possibilities of adopting this technology, it is imperative for them to critically evaluate the feasibility of this technology for their specific businesses. This paper aims to investigate cloud adoption factors which might pursue pertaining or embarking cloud integration among SME’s. An on line web based survey instrument using questionnaires was used to conduct the study. The conclusive findings of the study suggests that Cloud computing has the potential to transform the existing business operation, increase the business values and agility, customer relationship also promote sustainable competitive business edge for SMEs while reducing the IT capital expenditure investment cost. The findings will assist IT managers/Chief Technology and /or Information Officers(CTO/CIO) represents the SMEs for considering a possible adoption approach to cloud services.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Teknik och samhälle
Pages 76
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Cloud computing, SMEs, Adoption, Migration, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19738 (link to this page)

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