The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Small and Medium Enterprises

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Dai, Wei (2010) The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 4 (4). pp. 53-60. ISSN 1833-4318


This paper explores the potential of emerging tehnologies in transforming and automating the business processes of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and enable them to engage with trading partners and customers in global networks. The technologies are associated with Services Orientated Architecture (SOA) through Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing and innnovative application environment developed through the Phoenix research program at Victoria University. A service framework based on the emerging technologies from the Phoenix program is presented and discussed in response to the SME barriers raised in accessing those technologies.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 8902 Computer Software and Services
Keywords ResPubID20833. SME, supply chain, business processes, applications integration, cloud computing, SaaS, small business, Phoenix program, Victoria University
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