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A framework for cloud computing adoption by Saudi Government overseas agencies

A framework for cloud computing adoption by Saudi Government overseas agencies
A framework for cloud computing adoption by Saudi Government overseas agencies
This study aims to identify key factors that organizations should consider when deciding whether to adopt cloud computing, and sets out a framework for how these factors can be weighed in order to make a decision. The study uses the Saudi Government agencies as a case study and makes several specific recommendations that pertain to the Saudi authorities' implementation of cloud computing. Although there are many benefits associated with deployment of cloud computing applications, there are also several challenges, such as compliance, legal issues, hosting issues, security, trust and privacy. There are also inadequate resources and guidelines for the policy makers and managers to inform their decision of whether or not to adopt cloud computing. This study identifies a number of factors; technological, environmental, organizational and societal, which need to be considered when an organization decides whether or not to adopt cloud computing. After identifying these factors, the study develops a comprehensive framework for organizations to assess their readiness for cloud computing. In addition, the feasibility of cloud computing applications is assessed so that different delivery and deployment models can be taken into account, and cloud computing evaluated from both business and customer perspectives.
IEEE
Albugmi, Ahmed
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Wills, Gary
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Walters, Robert
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Albugmi, Ahmed
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Wills, Gary
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Walters, Robert
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Albugmi, Ahmed, Wills, Gary and Walters, Robert (2016) A framework for cloud computing adoption by Saudi Government overseas agencies. In Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT), 2016 Fifth International Conference on. IEEE. 5 pp . (doi:10.1109/FGCT.2016.7605063).

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Abstract

This study aims to identify key factors that organizations should consider when deciding whether to adopt cloud computing, and sets out a framework for how these factors can be weighed in order to make a decision. The study uses the Saudi Government agencies as a case study and makes several specific recommendations that pertain to the Saudi authorities' implementation of cloud computing. Although there are many benefits associated with deployment of cloud computing applications, there are also several challenges, such as compliance, legal issues, hosting issues, security, trust and privacy. There are also inadequate resources and guidelines for the policy makers and managers to inform their decision of whether or not to adopt cloud computing. This study identifies a number of factors; technological, environmental, organizational and societal, which need to be considered when an organization decides whether or not to adopt cloud computing. After identifying these factors, the study develops a comprehensive framework for organizations to assess their readiness for cloud computing. In addition, the feasibility of cloud computing applications is assessed so that different delivery and deployment models can be taken into account, and cloud computing evaluated from both business and customer perspectives.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 July 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 August 2016
Venue - Dates: Fifth International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2016), United Kingdom, 2016-08-17 - 2016-08-19
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 401800
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/401800
PURE UUID: 4280329a-4ec6-4d80-bd43-13251cf16255
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2016 13:08
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 17:32

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