COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY CLOUDS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - Facilitating Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises with the Cooperative Paradigm

Till Haselmann, Gottfried Vossen, Stefanie Lipsky, Theurl Theresia

Abstract

Cloud computing, or more generally cloud services, ought to be particularly attractive for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). According to expert opinion, these enterprises should be able to benefit overproportionally from outsourced IT services due to a variety of reasons. As of today, however, many SMEs still refrain from adopting cloud services because they do not trust the cloud service provider sufficiently and they cannot assess the legal implications of using cloud services. In this paper, we present an argument in favor of a cooperative community cloud that applies the paradigm of a cooperative to cloud operations. We sketch our vision of a “trustworthy” cloud, argue for its viability, and identify areas for future research.

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Haselmann T., Vossen G., Lipsky S. and Theresia T. (2011). COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY CLOUDS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - Facilitating Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises with the Cooperative Paradigm . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2, pages 104-109. DOI: 10.5220/0003443001040109


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@conference{closer11,
author={Till Haselmann and Gottfried Vossen and Stefanie Lipsky and Theurl Theresia},
title={COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY CLOUDS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - Facilitating Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises with the Cooperative Paradigm},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2011},
pages={104-109},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003443001040109},
isbn={978-989-8425-52-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY CLOUDS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - Facilitating Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises with the Cooperative Paradigm
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
AU - Haselmann T.
AU - Vossen G.
AU - Lipsky S.
AU - Theresia T.
PY - 2011
SP - 104
EP - 109
DO - 10.5220/0003443001040109