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Cloud Computing Adoption for SMEs: Challenges, Barriers and Outcomes

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Executive Summary

In spite of all the excitement and fuss around cloud computing technologies in recent years, it is believed that the industry has been to some extent lagging behind when it comes to the deployment of cloud technologies and migration from legacy Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This research aims to investigate the influential factors that impact adoption of cloud-based technologies by various organizations. More specifically, this research focuses on the behaviour of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) rather than larger organizations. Such classification is crucial since the constraints applicable to SMEs are different to their larger counterparts and subsequently the decision mechanisms and influential factors are dissimilar.

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