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Towards an Integrated Conceptual Model for Cloud Adoption in Saudi Arabia

Towards an Integrated Conceptual Model for Cloud Adoption in Saudi Arabia
Towards an Integrated Conceptual Model for Cloud Adoption in Saudi Arabia
There are several advantages of utilising cloud computing in organisations such as cost saving and flexibility in acquiring resources. The use of cloud computing in developing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, is still in its early stages and has not been as widely adopted there as in developed countries. In fact, moving a current system to the cloud depends on many factors that may affect a Saudi Arabian organisation's decision to adopt the cloud. In order to encourage the adoption of cloud technology it is essential to understand why some enterprises are more prepared than others to move to the cloud. Hence, the aim of this research is to examine factors that might impact on a Saudi Arabian organisation's intention to adopt cloud computing. In this paper, we propose a conceptual model which integrates aspects of the Technology Organisation Environment (TOE) framework. The proposed model identifies the key factors that might influence organisations to employ cloud services. Our findings show that all the proposed factors in the cloud adoption model, except for competitive pressure and trading partner pressure, are statically significant.
Cloud computing, Adoption, Factors, TOE framework.
Alkhater, Nouf
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Chang, Victor
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Wills, Gary
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Walters, Robert
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Alkhater, Nouf
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Chang, Victor
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Wills, Gary
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Walters, Robert
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Alkhater, Nouf, Chang, Victor, Wills, Gary and Walters, Robert (2015) Towards an Integrated Conceptual Model for Cloud Adoption in Saudi Arabia. Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics 2015 Workshop (ESaaSA 2015), in conjunction with CLOSER 2015. 20 - 22 May 2015.

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There are several advantages of utilising cloud computing in organisations such as cost saving and flexibility in acquiring resources. The use of cloud computing in developing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, is still in its early stages and has not been as widely adopted there as in developed countries. In fact, moving a current system to the cloud depends on many factors that may affect a Saudi Arabian organisation's decision to adopt the cloud. In order to encourage the adoption of cloud technology it is essential to understand why some enterprises are more prepared than others to move to the cloud. Hence, the aim of this research is to examine factors that might impact on a Saudi Arabian organisation's intention to adopt cloud computing. In this paper, we propose a conceptual model which integrates aspects of the Technology Organisation Environment (TOE) framework. The proposed model identifies the key factors that might influence organisations to employ cloud services. Our findings show that all the proposed factors in the cloud adoption model, except for competitive pressure and trading partner pressure, are statically significant.

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Published date: 21 May 2015
Venue - Dates: Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics 2015 Workshop (ESaaSA 2015), in conjunction with CLOSER 2015, 2015-05-20 - 2015-05-22
Keywords: Cloud computing, Adoption, Factors, TOE framework.
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 385404
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385404
PURE UUID: c59b17ec-f91c-4223-8930-6742e535b43b
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 03 Jan 2016 19:39
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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