Impact of Cloud Computing on Sme's in Automobile Sector

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Research Methodology

Impact of Cloud Computing on SMEs in the Automobile Sector
Research Proposal

Abhishek Malhotra – 101 Rakshit Jhunjhunwala – 111 Nikesh Solanki – 123

Arnav Panchlotia - 303 Shikhar Mehra – 314 Karamveer Singh - 326 Kartik Agarwal - 340

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We owe many thanks to people who helped and supported us during our project proposal of “Impact of Cloud Computing on SMEs of Automobile Sector” Great deals to appreciate our Faculty Prof. Dr. Jinu Kurian from MPSTME, NMIMS, who patiently helped us completing the project proposal, and also gave us the knowledge and insight in conducting a research and opportunity to conduct the same. We also acknowledge our gratitude to all our classmates who helped us in preparing the survey and at the same time responding with their inputs at critical situations. The research has given us great insight in the subject of Research Methodology and has also given us good encouragement to write research paper in a systematic manner. Thanking You, Regards, Abhishek Malhotra Nikesh Solanki Rakshit Jhunjhunwala KaramVeer Singh Shikhar Mehra Arnav Panchlotia Kartik Agarwal

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgement ................................................................................................................. 1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 4 Objective of the Study........................................................................................................ 5 Literature Review ............................................................................................................... 5 Methodology & Data Sources .......................................................................................... 8 Methodology followed for Sampling and Data Collection .................................... 8 Data Collection Methods: ................................................................................................. 9 Research framework of the study .............................................................................. 10 Hypothesis Development .............................................................................................. 12 Data Analysis ..................................................................................................................... 12 1.1 Regression analysis ................................................................................................. 13 1.2 Chi-square goodness of fit test ............................................................................. 13 1.3 T-test ............................................................................................................................. 13 1.4 ANOVA .......................................................................................................................... 14 Findings and Conclusions ............................................................................................. 15 Appendix ............................................................................................................................. 17

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

It can be noted that in order for an automobile company to be successful in the highly competitive market, their business process must be both effective and efficient. The IT spending has increased to ensure that there is a reduction in time to market and product life cycles and also to ensure that rapid customization of products as per the changing needs of the market. There has been a 25% year on year growth in the small businesses in India. These businesses give higher priority to ease of use and right business architecture than on the technology or applications. But their low IT budgets restrict them from using the service being provided through Internet to their maximum advantage. Hence, we firmly feel that cloud computing will have a huge impact and be...
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