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Market oriented research on SME perspective about cloud computing solutions in MNE

Market oriented research on SME perspective about cloud computing solutions in MNE

Objectives:

  • Conduct comprehensive market oriented research over SMEs at national level in order to (i) identify what factors should the SMEs consider when deciding a path to adopting the cloud services
  • Examine how cloud computing can provide SMEs in ME with potentials to achieve competitive advantage, increase efficiency and lift national productivity, all resulting with innovative validated cloud service model at national level in Montenegro.

Main activities and results:

  • The most important result of the project (until now) is analyze the results of conducted market research of SMEs, that provide comprehensive picture about both, existing situation and awareness about use of cloud based solutions and ICT services, as well as potentials for their use in Montenegro in future. The survey was conducted on a sample of 100 companies. The basic methodology used in this research was an online survey. The online survey has restricted access only for invited company representatives, who previously received an email, and who are authorized for decision making in companies. The survey results are published on project website, and will be shown in official publication of chamber of Economy Montenegro.
  • Project has been presented to the wider audience on on Rittal Cloud Day event, attended by 75 participants.
  • At “Mobile Product Show – Rittal System 2017”, total 161 persons (71 of them were students) had opportunity to introduce themselves with hardware infrastructure for cloud systems.
  • The project has been presented at eminent Festival of information achievements – INFOFEST, and got an attention and praise of industry representatives from Montenegro and region.

Planned activities:

  • Provide recommendation of best model for transition to cloud services management in accordance with the needs of Montenegrin SMEs, respecting all the specifics of domestic economic environment.
Budget:
24.600,00 €
Project beneficiary:
ITAS, Podgorica
Duration:
15 months (17/08/2016-17/11/2017)
Type of contract:
Grant contract