Harnessing Cloud Computing by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Wambugu, Amos Wachanga
dc.contributor.author Ndiege, Joshua Rumo
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-24T20:39:15Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-24T20:39:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/6547
dc.description A Journal article by Dr. Joshua Rumo Ndiege, an Assistant Professor at the School of Science and Technology in USIU- Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face numerous challenges in identification, setting up and making use of information technology (IT) as an enabler for business. Cloud computing could solve this problem by offering ready, low cost of entry IT solutions. Adoption of cloud computing among SMEs in developing countries is, however, low due to a number of barriers as identified by previous studies. This study attempts to investigate the level of cloud computing adoption by SMEs within Nairobi in Kenya. To realize this, a survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 45 SMEs. The findings reveal that emails and websites as cloud services are widespread, however, cloud-based business applications adoption is particularly low. Consequently, we submit that there is need to establish frameworks deliberately crafted to promote the adoption of cloud computing by SMEs in developing countries. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Cloud Computing en_US
dc.subject Small and Medium Enterprises en_US
dc.subject ICT Adoption en_US
dc.title Harnessing Cloud Computing by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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