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Boosting Electronic Business Applications by Digitally Enabling SMBs with Cloud Computing Model

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2 Author(s)
Shufeng Gao ; Coll. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., Beijing Inst. of Technol., Zhuhai, China ; Ai Xu

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.

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Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering & Science (DCABES), 2012 11th International Symposium on

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19-22 Oct. 2012