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The Determinants of Cloud Computing Adoption in Saudi Arabia

ALHAMMADI, Abdullah and STANIER, Clare and EARDLEY, Alan (2015) The Determinants of Cloud Computing Adoption in Saudi Arabia. In: 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering, 28-29 August 2015, Dubai.

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There is a large volume of published studies investigating the factors that affect cloud adoption. However, there are very few studies which investigate cloud computing adoption in technologically developing countries and one focus of the research was to examine whether the factors which influence cloud computing adoption in technologically developed countries also apply in technologically developing countries. The research presented in this paper in this paper builds on the diffusion of innovation theory (DOI) and the Technology-organisation-environment (TOE) framework in order to investigate the factors which influence cloud computing adoption. Fourteen hypothesis were developed from the literature based on cloud adoption and were examined in the research. DOI and TOE. Data was collected by using a web-based questionnaire and was analysed using a range of statistical measures. This paper discusses the design and implementation of the study, the data analysis and conclusions from the analysis and compares the findings of this study with the findings of similar studies in technologically developed countries. The study show that there are some similarities as well as some differences in the factors that affect cloud computing adoption between technologically developed countries and technologically developing countries

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud Computing adoption, Diffusion of Innovation (DOI), Technology-organisation-environment (TOE)
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Computing
Depositing User: Clare STANIER
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 16:21
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2774

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