Security concerns influencing the adoption of cloud computing of SMEs: a literature review

Nagahawatta, Ruwan and Warren, Matthew and Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: and Salzman, Scott (2021) Security concerns influencing the adoption of cloud computing of SMEs: a literature review. In: 27th Americas Conference on Information Systems: Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AMCIS 2021), 9 Aug - 13 Aug 2021, Montreal, Canada.


In recent times, security issues have been raised as a key factor impacting the adoption of cloud computing by organizations. While adopting cloud computing is known to be cost-effective, agility and scaling for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), there is hesitation amongst SMEs for adopting such technologies. By conducting an extensive review of the literature, this paper examines and identifies the security factors that influence cloud computing adoption specifically by SMEs. The literature review focused on papers published in the last ten years related to the security requirements and associated cloud computing adoption factors. The analysis highlighted various security-related factors that influence the decision by SMEs to adopt cloud computing. In addition, it was identified that these security factors depend upon the external environmental factors, socio-technical issues such as cloud security trust, legal and regulatory compliance.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Virtual conference.
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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 06:09
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2021 00:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing, small-and-medium-sized enterprises, security and socio-technical
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4604 Cybersecurity and privacy > 460406 Software and application security

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