Title

Cloud Computer Management From The Small Business Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

International Journal of Management & Information Systems

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

4

Page Numbers

349-356

Abstract

Cloud computing is a relatively new concept that is attracting much attention from both small businesses and CEOs of large corporations. However, for the novitiate, the decision to implement a cloud computing service and then how to manage it is not straightforward because there is no universal road map. In this review several issues are discussed that should have a bearing on how to bring cloud computing into a business organization and how it should be managed. These issues include, the elasticity performance of cloud computing, the lack of standards in cloud computing, whether cloud computing should be sole sourced, security issues, legal and regulatory compliance of data that may cross national borders, and what the function of the IT department should be in this venture.