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Cloud Computing Adoption: An exploratory Study

Lookup NU author(s): Yazn Alshamaila, Professor Savvas Papagiannidis, Professor Feng Li

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Abstract

Research was conducted to investigate the major factors affecting cloud computing adoption among SMEs. Our theoretical framework is based on the Technological, Organisational and Environmental (TOE) Model, with our early empirical evidence stemming from data collected while conducting semi structured interviews with nine companies. The analysis of the responses identified the following factors as those affecting cloud computing adoption: Relative advantage, uncertainty, geo-restriction, compatibility, complexity, trialability, size, top management support, prior experience, innovativeness, industry, market scope, supplier efforts and external computing support. Our findings are expected to have both theoretical and practical value and important implications for the research community, business practitioners, and policy makers in terms of formulating better strategies for cloud computing adoption.


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Author(s): Alshamaileh Y, Papagiannidis S, Li F

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Conference Name: 8th International Conference on Web Infromation Systems and Technologies (WEBIST)

Year of Conference: 2012


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