Identification of mental barriers in the implementation of cloud computing in the SMEs in Poland
Tomasz Turek, Dorota Jelonek, Cezary Stępniak, Leszek Ziora
Citation: Proceedings of the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 2, pages 1251–1258 (2014)
Abstract. Cloud computing is an emerging new computing paradigm designed to deliver numerous computing services through networked media such as the Internet. This solution offers many possibilities that did not exist before for all enterprises but especially for small and medium sized companies, which very often cannot afford for huge investments in contemporary IT solutions. The aim of the paper is the trial of barriers identification especially mental barriers of managers which hinder making decision concerning implementation of cloud computing in small and medium sized companies in Poland. In the paper the notion of cloud computing was presented as well as benefits in the aspects of: technical, financial, organizational ones and barriers of cloud computing adoption. Next the research results conducted in Polish SMEs companies were presented. The research showed that the biggest mental barriers perceived by managers concern lack of trust, incomplete knowledge about cloud computing and not perceiving necessity of changes in currently used IT model.