Triple-Agile: Cloud Solutions for SMEs
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Agility has become the must have feature for small and medium sized companies (SMEs). One of the enablers of agility is the use of appropriate information technology solutions. In turn, cloud solutions have been advocated as the ones well suited to SMEs. Agility as a concept includes the fast reaction to changes. So, for supporting agile SMEs, the providers of cloud solutions have to be able to produce their products and services in an agile manner, so that agile adoption or acquisition of these solutions is possible. The Triple-Agile paradigm is proposed to address all three aforementioned issues of agility by stating that in a business ecosystem of SMEs and cloud service providers three types of processes should be agile: the SME processes, the service development and maintenance processes, and the service adoption/provision processes. This research in progress paper reports on the first step in the use of this paradigm, namely, it shows the conceptual outlook of the Triple-Agile paradigm applied to cloud solutions dedicated to SMEs. The conceptual outlook is illustrated by the ArchiMate language of enterprise architecture representation.
KeywordsSME Cloud computing Agile
This research is part of the project “Competence Centre of Information and Communication Technologies” run by IT Competence Centre, contract No. 18.104.22.168/16/A/007, co-financed by European Regional Development Fund, Research No. 1.3 “Agile paradigm application in small and medium enterprises business support processes management”. More information at http://www.itkc.lv/.
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