Advantage And Advantages Of SME

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The model consists of four quadrants with quadrants 1 (technical integration) and 2 (Inter-organisational integration) taking up the left (developmental) side in order from bottom up, and quadrants 3 (Strategic integration) and 4 (Operational integration) taking up the right (transformational) side in order from the top down. The developmental side is concerned with implementation and use of an ICT system in an SME, and an SME is rated from 0 to 10 on the x-axis, which displays the level of sophistication of the adoption of an ICT system. The transformational side concerns itself with the integration of the ICT system with business processes, and is measured on the same x-axis. Quadrants 2 and 3 at the top can also be regarded as the transformational quadrants, and the bottom 1 and 3 as the developmental quadrants. These are measured from the y-axis to see how far the business integration is, and is also measure from 0 to 10. (Shiels et al., 2003) takes the idea of the understanding of benefits and drawbacks of implementing a system further by stating that if done correctly by all SMEs, this would increase their competitiveness at a greater geographical scale in their line of market. A paper into the factors which have an impact on the adoption of the internet in SME by (Dholakia & Kshetri, 2004) splits the factors into two groups, very simply internal and external factors. Under internal factors the size of the organisation plays a very large part of decision making, as was also found previously by (Martin & Matlay, 2001), and a year later by (Buonanno et al., 2005) when studying the implementation of an ERP system. (Dholakia & Kshetri, 2004) further found self-efficacy having to do with the SME’s self-confidence and beliefs in ... ... middle of paper ... ...gnised as opening doors to greater market opportunities, and efficient use of new processes. In a study of Kenyan medium-sized enterprises (Wamuyu & Maharaj, 2011) recognises four risks which hinder the adoption of MIS (Mobile Internet Service) and MMTS (Mobile Money Transfer Services). These risks are security risks, performance risks and affordability risks. Security risks are concerned with unauthorised obtainment of data and information, and theft. Performance risk, which is highlighted by the study as the only risk of the three with a large influence on the usage, has in summary have to do with the risk involved in functionality of the mobile phones, and the reliability of the service providers of these mobile phones. Affordability risk has to do with the organisation being able to afford and purchase mobile devices, and continuously use the services required.
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