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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
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    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
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I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2015 Vol.3(2): 107-112 IS4SN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.175

PEST Framework for Analysing Cloud Computing Adoption by Mauritian SMEs

Mira Antoo, Zarine Cadersaib, and Baby Gobin
Abstract—SMEs are facing huge competition on the market and must absolutely find means to become visible online. Cloud offers a technological platform for business management. In Mauritius, there are about 100,000 registered SMEs with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), which provides a range of assistance including information on technological innovations. Currently, the SMEDA has a cloud platform: a server hosted by a third party but is only used for its website. SMEDA’s aim is to come up with a better-computerized approach to become more efficient. As per the latest budget report of Mauritius, the SMEDA has the aim of making full use of the cloud to make SMEs become visible. No research is being done currently by SMEDA in terms of cloud computing and its suitability for SMEs and the different segments. In this paper, a literature review is performed on SMEs with respect to ICT adoption and cloud computing. An overview of existing work done on cloud computing and SMEs in general is then carried out using the PEST analysis. The latter is then performed for Mauritian SMEs where a PEST framework is proposed and the results are discussed.

Index Terms—Cloud framework, cloud computing and SMEs, SMEs cloud adoption.

The authors are with the University of Mauritius, Mauritius (e-mail: mira.antoo1@umail.uom.ac.mu, z.cadersaib@uom.ac.mu, b.gobin@uom.ac.mu).


Cite: Mira Antoo, Zarine Cadersaib, and Baby Gobin, "PEST Framework for Analysing Cloud Computing Adoption by Mauritian SMEs," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 107-112, 2015.

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