Issues and Challenges Faced by Online Business Organizations in Adopting Cloud Computing: A Research Agenda

Ahamed Lebbe Mohamed Ayoobkhan, David Asirvatham


With the rapid growth of processing and storage technologies and the success of the Internet, system resources are cheaper, more powerful and more advanced than ever. This technology helps to achieve a new computer model known as cloud computing, in which resources are provided as Internet applications that can be accessed and released from users on the Internet. Business organizations are increasing the cloud experience and they begin to change more important business functions onto cloud platforms. Cloud computing has been growing for companies around the world, but many are finding higher costs and more obstacles to cloud computing adoption than organization anticipated. As this is the latest trend in information technology, some companies are moving toward cloud computing. On the other hand, other companies cannot even take into consideration the idea of having their sensitive data outside their premises. Both of these cases represent companies that are just not very well informed. Over the past two decades, the online business organizations have been facing many commercial problems and challenges in their businesses such as managing available resources effectively, security threats in managing IT resources and high implementation cost. Therefore, this study reveal the literature review of the benefits can be served by cloud computing and the issues and challenges that Online business organizations (SME) faced, and how cloud computing is useful in solving these issues in Sri Lanka.

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