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dc.contributor.author Mvelase, P
dc.contributor.author Dlodlo, N
dc.contributor.author Williams, Q
dc.contributor.author Adigun, M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T13:26:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T13:26:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation mvelase, P, Dlodlo, N, Williams, Q and Adigun, M. 2011. Custom-made cloud enterprise architecture for small, medium and micro enterprises. International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, vol. 1(3), pp 52-63 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2156-1834
dc.identifier.issn 2156-1826
dc.identifier.uri http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/article.aspx?titleid=58061
dc.identifier.uri http://www.irma-international.org/viewtitle/58061/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5780
dc.description Copyright: 2011 IGI Global. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. en_US
dc.description.abstract Small, Medium, and Micro enterprises (SMMEs) usually do not have adequate funds to acquire ICT infrastructure and often use cloud computing. In this paper, the authors discuss the implementation of virtual enterprises (VE) to enable SMMEs to respond quickly to customers’ demands and market opportunities. The virtual enterprise model is based on the ability to create temporary co-operations and realize the value of a short term business opportunity that the partners cannot fully capture on their own. The model of virtual enterprise is made possible through virtualisation technology, which is a building block of cloud computing. To achieve a common goal, enterprises integrate resources, organisational models, and process models. Through the virtual business operating environment offered by cloud computing, the SMMEs are able to increase productivity and gain competitive advantage due to the cost benefit incurred. In this paper, the authors propose a virtual enterprise enabled cloud enterprise architecture based on the concept of virtual enterprise at both business and technology levels. The business level comprises of organisational models, process models, skills, and competences whereas the technology level comprises of IT resources. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IGI Global en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;7143
dc.subject Cloud computing en_US
dc.subject Cloud enterprise architecture en_US
dc.subject Virtual enterprises en_US
dc.subject SMMEs en_US
dc.title Custom-made cloud enterprise architecture for small, medium and micro enterprises en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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