Title: “Green Cloud Computing and its implications in SMEs: Enabler or constraint for sustainability”
Scholars, researchers, real-world implications and several other means are available that acts as witnesses for the benefits that cloud computing can offer in business organisations. However, the benefits are often restrained by the certain requirements to operate the subject (cloud computing) in a business environment and the restrains in discussion are often witnessed in SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). Hence, it would be justified to state that there are issues that restraint the adoption of Cloud computing in the SMEs. The cases of Cloudflare, Dropbox and other cases are available that are the most prominent examples of cloud computing failures and how they impacted the small users adversely. Hence, the problem statement of the paper is that there are restraints that are developed post adoption of the cloud computing and how they can affect the sustainability of SMEs.
Research aims and Objectives
- O1-To identify the impact that CC is capable of citing on the SMEs.
- O2-The restraints that can cite problems post adoption of the cloud services.
- O3-To identify the impact of those restraints if not met adequately.
- O4-To identify potential solutions to mitigate the identified restraints.
Mixed research methodology is selected that consists of both the primary and secondary data collection method. The secondary data will take account of the past research works, newspaper & magazine articles, government publications, case studies and similar other means. While the primary quantitative data will be collected through an online survey which will include distribution of a questionnaire to cloud computing professionals and individuals associated with SMEs.
Secondary Data Source and Data Analysis
The section above has stated the use of secondary data source and the prominent sources from where the data will be collected. However, it should also be noted that different sources of secondary data will be used to fulfil different aims of the paper and they have been listed below.
O1: To fulfil the 1st objective the data will be collected from literature review and the government publications that cites the adoption ratio and impact of CC on SMEs.
O2: Newspaper & magazine articles, case studies and other scholarly work to identify the restrains.
The third and fourth objective will take assistance of all the secondary sources along with the primary data to attain their completion.
The data collected from both the means will be analysed and summarised with assistance of the statistical tool such as MS Excel. Additionally, to conclude on the abstract data, critical thinking and brainstorming will be done by the author of the proposed work.
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