Micro-enterprises commonly lack the technical know-how as well as resources to compete with their larger counterparts. The goal of this research study is to understand how micro-enterprises adopt technology and to discover better approaches for them in overcoming the numerous challenges that they face. Using a systematic approach based on established criteria, we have identified micro-enterprises in the local area as worthy candidates for undergoing information technology (IT) interventions for cloud-based services. Through an action research approach, the researchers applied interventions that comprised of cloud-based services in the selected micro-enterprises. Cloud-based services are believed to be an effective solution in assisting resource-constrained micro-enterprises in adopting and using IT and in reducing IT overhead costs. This research focuses on the lack of attention and research, targeted to assist those micro-enterprises that are looking to grow and prosper but are unable to do so because of their inability to benefit from IT.
|Presenter:||Evan Van Scooter (Undergraduate Student)|
|Topic:||Computer Information Systems|
|Time:||11:05 am Session II|