Towards an integrated conceptual model for cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia

Nouf Alkhater, Victor Chang, Gary Wills, Robert Walters

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ESaaSA 2015 - 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015
EditorsVictor Chang, Verena Kantere, Robert Walters, Chung-Sheng Li, Gary Wills, Muthu Ramachandran
PublisherSciTePress
Pages80-85
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581106
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, ESaaSA 2015 - In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of ESaaSA 2015 - 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, ESaaSA 2015 - In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20/05/1522/05/15

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    Alkhater, N., Chang, V., Wills, G., & Walters, R. (2015). Towards an integrated conceptual model for cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia. In V. Chang, V. Kantere, R. Walters, C-S. Li, G. Wills, & M. Ramachandran (Eds.), Proceedings of ESaaSA 2015 - 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015 (pp. 80-85). (Proceedings of ESaaSA 2015 - 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics, In conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015). SciTePress.