Title: Cloud-based business model for SMEs sector in India - developed and validated cloud computing adoption factors through a study on Indian SMEs

Authors: Sanjay Mohapatra; Rahul Thakurta

Addresses: Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, 751013, India ' Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, 751013, India; Xavier University, Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar, 751013, Odisha, India

Abstract: This study is on adoption of cloud computing by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. This paper, through preliminary survey, finds out different situations for adopting cloud computing services. It was found that SMEs can benefit the most if they adopt cloud services for computation intensive jobs like data mining, optimisation, risk modelling and simulation. The other advantages for SMEs are lowered investment in hardware, more efficient use of computing systems in existing data centres, easier scale-up of the applications and services and cost saving on technology infrastructure and faster software upgrades without much expense. The results can be used by SMEs as decision point for adopting cloud services.

Keywords: small and medium enterprises; SMEs; cloud computing; adoption of cloud computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.102721

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.20 No.3, pp.354 - 374

Received: 01 Mar 2018
Accepted: 11 May 2018

Published online: 02 Oct 2019 *

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