Title: Risk analysis in adoption of cloud computing in SMEs - a literature review

Authors: Pragati Priyadarshinee; Manoj Kumar Jha; Rakesh D. Raut; Manoj G. Kharat

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Room No. 342, Hostel No. 3, Mumbai, 400087, India ' Marketing Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai – 87, India ' Operations and Supply Chain Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Room No. 211, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Mumbai – 87, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Room No. 622, Hostel No. 5, Mumbai-400087, India

Abstract: This paper presents a systematic literature review, to explore the current key issues related to cloud computing adoption in small medium enterprises (SMEs). This is achieved by reviewing 55 articles published about cloud computing adoption in SMEs. Using the grounded review approach, articles are classified into four main categories: Cloud computing; adoption of cloud computing; adoption of cloud computing in SMEs; risk analysis in adoption of cloud computing in SMEs. Then, the four categories are divided into one focus abstract: risk analysis in adoption of cloud computing in SMEs, where the former affects the latter. The results of this review indicate that enterprises face serious problems after implementation of cloud computing with respect to risk. Based on the findings, the paper provides a future research agenda to explore the previously under-investigated areas regarding cloud computing adoption factors and processes. This paper calls for further theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions to the research area of cloud computing adoption in SMEs. It provides a comprehensive view of insights gained in this area of research through the bibliography.

Keywords: cloud computing; technology adoption; risk assessment; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; cloud security; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2016.078023

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.23 No.1, pp.54 - 86

Available online: 25 Jul 2016 *

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