A study of the current situation of adoption of Cloud based services in Indian SMEs

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Ergun Gide
Nitirajsingh Sandu

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This paper evaluates the current situation of adoption of Cloud based services by Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Cloud based services are a set of services that provide software, infrastructure and a platform for internet media and storage using a third party server. Cloud based services provides many benefits as it saves costs associated with investing in hardware and software, provides anytime accessibility, is flexible, and provides scalability. However, it also faces major challenges such as the loss of privacy and security, as well as legal and regulatory challenges. SMEs are said to be the essence of any vibrant economy. They are known to be the economic drivers of developing countries such as India. Cloud based services have grown in developed economies and are starting to pick up in India. This paper analyses the current situation, benefit and challenges of Cloud based services adoption for Indian SMEs. The target population for this study is SMEs in India using Cloud based services, regardless of the field of industry each enterprise is involved in.

Keywords: cloud based adoption, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), India, economy, challenges.

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Gide, E., & Sandu, N. (2015). A study of the current situation of adoption of Cloud based services in Indian SMEs. Global Journal of Information Technology: Emerging Technologies, 5(1), 18-24. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjit.v0i0.110
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