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Associated Risks of Cloud Computing for SMEs

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Author(s): Ahmad Azarnik | Jafar Shayan | Mojtaba Alizadeh | Sasan Karamizadeh

Journal: Open International Journal of Informatics
ISSN 2289-2370

Volume: 1;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2012;
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ABSTRACT
Cloud computing is an emerging computing model, which changed the whole picture that distributedcomputing used to present. Although, Cloud offers great benefits, it introduces a myriad of threats. Thesethreats must be overcome in order to benefit fully from this new computing exemplar. This paper revealsbenefits of exploiting cloud computing for small medium enterprises. Additionally, we identified risksassociated with leveraging cloud in SMEs. Finally we conclude that a well-defined risk managementprogram that focused on cloud computing is vital for success of SME transformation to cloud.
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