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Open source software and leveraging of business effectiveness in SMEs: A case study

Open source software and leveraging of business effectiveness in SMEs: A case study

Butler, Steven, Adebanjo, Dotun and Ismail, Hossam S. (2008) Open source software and leveraging of business effectiveness in SMEs: A case study. In: ICE-B 2008 - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business, Porto, Portugal, July 26-29, 2008, ICE-B is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications. INSTICC Press, pp. 93-100. ISBN 978-989-8111-58-6

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Abstract

This research investigated the issues that impact on an SME adopting e-business. It was found that many barriers may exist for e-business adoption in an SME. One of which is limited financial resources to purchase internet technology required for e-business adoption and development. However, open source technology has grown in popularity for a number of years, with governments, business firms, military and educational organisations incorporating open source software. This paper provides an overview on open source technology which could be adopted for e-business architecture for the development of e-business applications. Furthermore, it provides two action research case studies on SMEs adopting open source software for the development of e-business capabilities. It was found the projects were successfully developed and implemented for each case study company. Although successful, the research team found that more research is required in open source software for the development of e-business applications.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: ICE-B 2008 - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business, Porto, Portugal, July 26-29, 2008, ICE-B is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications
Additional Information: [1] Poster session, in Area 1 - 'Communication and Software Technologies and Architectures'. Paper presented at the meeting of the ICE-B, 2008. Held 26-29 July 2008, Porto, Portugal.
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business, UK, SME, Open Source
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11272

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