On cloud computing service considerations for the small and medium enterprises
Prasad, Acklesh, Green, Peter, & Heales, Jon (2014) On cloud computing service considerations for the small and medium enterprises. In Americas Conference on Information Systems, Association of Information Systems - AIS, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
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.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||cloud computing services, small to medium enterprises, innovation, security, technological–organizational–environmental framework|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Management (incl. Records Knowledge and Information Management and Intelligence) (150301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2014 04:54|
|Last Modified:||17 Aug 2014 11:54|
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