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Abstract :

Cloud computing is a technology that is currently considered to be very beneficial and prospective for the future. Many governments are trying to create an environment which encourages a higher level of its adoption in both the private and public sectors. The aim of the paper is to analyse the degree of cloud computing adoption in Europe, with the focus on the Czech Republic. For this purpose, the data from accessible analyses as well as the result of a survey conducted among small and medium firms in the Czech Republic have been used. In-depth interviews were conducted among selected Czech firms and their results are described in order to help understand the context.  

Keywords :

: cloud computing, adoption, case study, Czech  Republic

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