The aim of this paper is to study as to how Cloud
Computing which is a new Technology and a High
Tech product has brought about the prospects and
the Development in the E-Commerce Industry.
To study the importance of cloud computing in the E-
To examine the advantages and dis-advantages of the
Cloud Computing in E-Commerce business.
To study the legal issues involve in Cloud Computing.
To study the different features and characteristics in E-
To analyse the improved efficiency of Cloud
Computing in this computer modern world.
How Far has Cloud Computing been an easy access to
the E-Commerce and business in the IT Industry?
What are the legal issues involved in Cloud
What are the issues and challenges faced by Business
people in Cloud Computing? Are there any
disadvantages in this new revolution technology?
Whether Cloud Computing has been a strong
influence upon E-Commerce?
It is Hypothesized by the researcher that Cloud
Computing has improve efficiency of maximum
utilization of this system which is also cost effective ,
reliable and easy access of data over the internet from
any devices. It has brought about a new revolution and
a radical change in business model of the IT Industry.
Cloud Computing is a new technology, it is a
high tech product and has broad prospects for
It is a network that involves a large no. of
computers connected through the internet.
The term “cloud Computing” is mostly used to
sell hosted services in the sense of application
service provisioning that run client server
software at a remote location.
Cloud providers typically use “pay as you go”
It is type of computing that relies on sharing
computing resources rather than having local servers
or personal devices to handle applications.
These resources includes networks, servers, storage
and software applications.
The third party company maintains these
applications, servers, or network and the users can
access them on the internet without having to
download them or store in their computer.
FEATURES OF CLOUD COMPUTING.
Centralized infrastructure in certain location with lower
Improve efficiency of unutilized system for maximum
Reliability is improved as multiple redundant sites are
used which makes well designed cloud computing
Apps can be easily purchased and billed by consumption
Easy access over the Internet by any device
Easy maintenance because they do not need to be installed
on each users’ computer .
CLOUD COMPUTING CHARACTERISTICS
The salient characteristics of cloud computing based
on the definitions provided by the National Institute
of Standards and Terminology (NIST) are outlined
On Demand self-service
Broad Network access
WORKING ON CLOUD COMPUTING
It eliminates the headache of managing the hardware and
software because that’s the responsibility of the third an
experienced vendor like salesforce.com.
Only Pay for what we need, upgrades are automatic and scaling
up or down is easy
Cloud based apps can be up and running in days or weeks and
they cost less.
Cloud computing customers don’t generally own the physical
infrastructure on which the applications run and store the data.
In a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift.
Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better
service and performance as if the software programs were
installed locally on end-user computers.
CLOUD COMPUTING WITH E-
To handle the conflict between enterprises' e-commerce
activities and the shortage of resources, enterprises have,
by the application of advanced cloud computing service
model, solved the problems of the shortage of funds, man
power and technology which were required in the activities
of e- commerce.
One of the main growth areas for cloud computing that is
still far from mature is the adoption of e-commerce from
INFLUENCE OF CLOUD
COMPUTING UPON E-COMMERCE.
cloud computing enables E-commerce enterprises to rent
rather than purchase hardware and software.
By virtue of the cloud computing platform an E-commerce
enterprise can choose and rent IT products and services
based on its demand so as to establish the technical
Cloud computing can provide a economic dependable E-
commerce system, SaaS is a kind of software which
generally provides this service.
cloud computing can provide good economic efficiency for
the application of business enterprise E-Commerce.
CLOUD COMPUTING DELIEVRY MODEL (LAYERS
OF CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE PROVIDERS).
1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) the capability provided to the consumer
is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other
fundamental computing resources where the
consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software,
which can include operating systems and applications.
Infrastructure as a Service is a single layer cloud where
cloud computing vendor’s dedicated resources are only
shared with contracted clients at pay-per-use basis.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) : PaaS can be defined as
a computing platform that allows the creation of web
applications quickly and easily and without the
complexity of buying and maintaining the software
and infrastructure underneath it. PaaS is especially
useful in any situation where multiple developers will
be working on a development project or where other
external parties need to interact with the development
Software as a Service (SaaS): Software as a Service
(SaaS) is defined as:“…software that is deployed over
the internet… With SaaS, a provider licenses an
application to customers either as a service on
demand, through a subscription, in a “pay-as-you-go”
model, or (increasingly) at no charge when there is
opportunity to generate revenue from streams other
than the user, such as from advertisement or user list
sales.”SaaS is a rapidly growing market as indicated in
recent reports that predict ongoing double digit
growth. E.g; Google Apps
CLOUD COMPUTING IMPACTS ON
Cloud-based e-commerce applications' lower costs and
faster deployments enable IT and business leaders to
evaluate new opportunities without large upfront
The wide range of cloud-based e-commerce applications
and integration platforms offers IT leader’s great flexibility
when choosing deployment models and suppliers.
Cloud computing eliminates the need of purchasing
hardware and software and enables e-commerce companies
to rent the applications and hardware.
E-commerce companies can start with the basic
requirements and upgrade their computing resources as
their customer base grows with time.
ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON
It can be secured easily
It’s flexible and scalable
It can be affordable
It can help increase profit.
It can help organizations do business 7 days a week
and 24 hours a day.
It increases flexibility and ease of shopping for the
DISADVANTAGES OF CLOUD
COMPUTING ON E –COMMERCE
LEGAL ISSUES IN CLOUD
Cloud Computing arising out of exporting customers data abroad.
Cloud Services Provider has to contend with the Legal Systems
under different Jurisdictions with not so much of visibility as to
where the Data resides and how it is routed to the End User while
passing through different Legal Jurisdictions.
The legal issues differ from those arising from conventional
outsourcing or hosting. A traditional data hosting or server hire
contract may have involved use of someone else’s storage or
With Cloud computing, however, the location(s) of your data may
be unclear, possibly even unidentifiable and it is also much easier to
set up such an arrangement.
CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS
Cloud computing has become a significant technology
emerging trend, and many experts, researchers and
academicians expect that cloud computing will reshape
information technology (IT) sector and the IT marketplace
. With the cloud computing technology, users use a wide
variety of devices, including PCs, Laptops, Smart Phones,
and PDAs to access different kinds of utility programs,
storage, and application development platforms over the
Internet, via services offered by cloud computing providers.
An advantage of the cloud computing technology includes
cost savings, high availability, and easy scalability.
Cloud Computing will eliminate the commercial and
technical fragmentation that has thus far proven to be a
barrier to successful collaboration between application
providers and operators on a global scale.
Lawmakers, perhaps through a Proper subcommittee or an
agency, should be tasked with evaluating which types of
user data are the most sensitive and thus most entitled to
There should be laws that should be implemented for such
risk that involves through the online electronics. Security
should be there and strong laws be made against any
person or company infringing any acts or activities taken
under this procedure.