An investigation of the challenges and issues influencing the adoption of cloud computing in Australian regional municipal governments

Ali, Omar and Soar, Jeffrey and Yong, Jianming (2016) An investigation of the challenges and issues influencing the adoption of cloud computing in Australian regional municipal governments. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 27-28. pp. 19-34. ISSN 2214-2126


New developments in information technology (IT) provide opportunities for a better quality of life through benefits such as increased comfort and convenience. Compared to dedicated infrastructures such as cluster and grid computing, cloud computing can better cater to users’ needs by increasing effectiveness, efficiency and functionality at a potentially lower cost. This research aims to provide insights into the challenges and issues faced by implementers and users of cloud computing by comparing the extant literature about this issue with current insights provided by IT managers. A systematic literature review and indepth interviews with IT managers in local government councils were conducted for this research. The research indicated that the factors in the extant literature were supported; additional challenges and issues emerged which are related to effective network, data storage location, availability of different service providers, policy makers, a limited understanding of the cloud and business transformation. The findings of this research are expected to assist managers to evaluate possible adoption and increase their awareness about challenges and issues that influence the cloud adoption when planning to adopt it.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenges; issues; adoption; cloud computing; regional councils
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jisa.2015.11.006

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