Associated Risks of Cloud Computing for SMEs

Cloud computing is an emerging computing model, which changed the whole picture that distributed computing used to present. Although, Cloud offers great benefits, it introduces a myriad of threats. These threats must be overcome in order to benefit fully from this new computing exemplar. This paper reveals benefits of exploiting cloud computing for small medium enterprises. Additionally, the authors identified risks associated with leveraging cloud in SMEs. Finally, they conclude that a well-defined risk management program that focused on cloud computing is vital for success of SME transformation to cloud.

Provided by: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Topic: Software Date Added: Oct 2012 Format: PDF

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