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On cloud computing service considerations for the small and medium enterprises
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 15:22 authored by Prasad, A, Green, P, Heales, J, Glenn FinauGlenn Finau
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.
Publication titleProceedings of the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems (AIS)
Place of publicationUnited States
Event title20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2014): 'Smart Sustainability: The Information Systems Opportunity'
Event VenueSavannah, Georgia, USA
Date of Event (Start Date)2014-08-07
Date of Event (End Date)2014-08-09
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