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Cloud computing, as a brand new and powerful computing model, is achieving increased popularity. Its emergence will provide extraordinary opportunities for firms, especially Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), to innovate and develop their electronic business. The paper starts with the discussion of the difficulties and challenges faced by SMBs during their development of electronic business. Then after mainly summarizing the definition and characteristics of cloud computing, the paper focuses on the benefits SMBs gained from cloud computing model to develop their electronic business applications and the new management challenges introduced through adoption of this new model.