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Big Data, Cloud Computing, Small and Medium Business Enterprises
The terms Cloud Computing and Big Data are often used in the media. Small and medium sized businesses are realizing that the amount of data they handle could be very large and important in their decision making and planning. This paper explores the options for handling large amounts of, or Big data in small and medium-sized enterprises. This research considers not just the volume of data, but the variety of types of data, the velocity in which data is created and transmitted, as well as the importance of data veracity. Cloud computing is a potential solution.