Diffusion and Acceptance of Cloud Computing in SMEs: Towards a Valence Model of Relevant Factors

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Abstract

Cloud Computing provides great opportunities especially for companies within the SME segment. This is why Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are increasing their efforts to make their infrastructure accessible for small companies to help them compensate the lack of their own IT infrastructure. But nevertheless a lot of companies – especially smaller ones – are not yet convinced of the benefits of cloud services. This paper explores factors that influence the diffusion and acceptance of Cloud Computing among SMEs. On the basis of theoretical models and qualitative interviews a valence model of relevant factors was developed. This model provides individual, organizational, technical, and environmental factors influencing the diffusion and acceptance of Cloud Computing among SMEs in a positive or negative way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
PublisherIEEE
Pages3307-3316
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Hawaii, Big Island, United States
Duration: 6 Jan 20149 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
CountryUnited States
CityHawaii, Big Island
Period06.01.201409.01.2014

Keywords

  • Cloud Computing

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