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Investigating the security factors in cloud computing adoption: towards developing an integrated framework

Investigating the security factors in cloud computing adoption: towards developing an integrated framework
Investigating the security factors in cloud computing adoption: towards developing an integrated framework
There are several benefits of using cloud computing in organizations and government agencies such as cost saving and flexibility in getting resources. Cloud computing plays a significant changing in organizations since it allows the users to access the service anytime and everywhere via networks, with paying for using only. In developing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, the cloud computing is still in its early time not widely adopted, compared to countries in the west. In order to promote the adoption of cloud computing, it is important to recognize an important and specific issue related to cloud computing is the potential and perceived security factors that posed by implementing the technology. Hence, the aim of this study is to investigate the security factors that influence organization and government agencies to adopt cloud computing in a Saudi Arabia context. This paper proposed a framework identifies the key factors for the successful adoption of cloud computing, focused on risks, social and security benefits when implementing security in the cloud services. The proposed framework is involving of three categories, social factors category, cloud security risks category and perceived cloud security benefits. The finding showed that all the proposed factors in the framework were statistically significant, except one factors under perceived cloud security benefits were not statically significant.
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Alassafi, Madini, Obad
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Alharthi, Abdulrahman, Ayad
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Alenezi, Ahmed
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Walters, Robert
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Wills, Gary
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Alassafi, Madini, Obad
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Walters, Robert
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Wills, Gary
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Alassafi, Madini, Obad, Alharthi, Abdulrahman, Ayad, Alenezi, Ahmed, Walters, Robert and Wills, Gary (2016) Investigating the security factors in cloud computing adoption: towards developing an integrated framework. Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (JITST), 5 (2), [1]. (doi:10.20533/jitst.2046.3723.2016.0061).

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There are several benefits of using cloud computing in organizations and government agencies such as cost saving and flexibility in getting resources. Cloud computing plays a significant changing in organizations since it allows the users to access the service anytime and everywhere via networks, with paying for using only. In developing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, the cloud computing is still in its early time not widely adopted, compared to countries in the west. In order to promote the adoption of cloud computing, it is important to recognize an important and specific issue related to cloud computing is the potential and perceived security factors that posed by implementing the technology. Hence, the aim of this study is to investigate the security factors that influence organization and government agencies to adopt cloud computing in a Saudi Arabia context. This paper proposed a framework identifies the key factors for the successful adoption of cloud computing, focused on risks, social and security benefits when implementing security in the cloud services. The proposed framework is involving of three categories, social factors category, cloud security risks category and perceived cloud security benefits. The finding showed that all the proposed factors in the framework were statistically significant, except one factors under perceived cloud security benefits were not statically significant.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 June 2016
Published date: 6 June 2016
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 407552
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/407552
ISSN: 1748-569X
PURE UUID: 4e59e954-1d4b-4d00-b3e5-eb9a81d4ab4c
ORCID for Madini, Obad Alassafi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9919-8368
ORCID for Abdulrahman, Ayad Alharthi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2160-9515
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 01:32

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Author: Madini, Obad Alassafi ORCID iD
Author: Abdulrahman, Ayad Alharthi ORCID iD
Author: Ahmed Alenezi
Author: Robert Walters
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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