Potential of Cloud-Based Infrastructure for Small Business Development

Mehruz Kamal
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
With all the hype surrounding Cloud computing and cloud-based services, this study puts it to the test. This paper describes an in-depth case study of a microenterprise that utilized a cloud infrastructure to adopt technology. The contribution from this study is twofold: one from the perspective of cloud-based services and how easily and effectively they may be incorporated into the business; and the second contribution is from a small business assistance program perspective in how such an
more » ... structure may be used to efficiently help businesses with technology. Prior research has shown that when small firms are able to adopt and use Information technology, they can grow faster than firms that don't adopt technology. A major obstacle to the cause is their inability to utilize technology to its full capability. Findings from the case study shed insight for researchers and practitioners involved in using IT to assist microenterprises in underserved regions. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 978-0-7695-4525-7/12 $26.00
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.477 dblp:conf/hicss/Kamal12 fatcat:gchiytav3vev5jxcengeea4ugi