Cloud Computing in Agricultural Enterprises in Slovakia

DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130207
No 2/2021, June
pp. 87-95

Látečková, A. and Trnková, M. (2021) "Cloud Computing in Agricultural Enterprises in Slovakia", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 87-95. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130207.


We are currently making great strides in the field of ICTs, which is associated with the availability of other larger volumes of information any species. There are problems with their analysis, storage, as well as security in companies. The aim of the paper was to focus on the agricultural sector in terms of innovation. In the presented article we deal with the issue of cloud computing and its use in management in agricultural enterprises in Slovakia. We characterize cloud computing, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as the current use of this service by agricultural entreprises in Slovakia. We used the method of questionnaire survey and personal interview to investigate the above problems. We also focused on the study of cloud computing and related issues from available foreign sources. The results show that agricultural enterprises in Slovakia use cloud computing services less with comparing to the countries of EU.


Agriculture enterprise, cloud computing, information


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