An investigation of the main factors to be considered in cloud computing adoption in Australian regional local councils

Ali, Omar and Soar, Jeffrey and Yong, Jianming (2015) An investigation of the main factors to be considered in cloud computing adoption in Australian regional local councils. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 21 (1). pp. 72-93. ISSN 1323-6903

Abstract

Technology plays an important role in helping organisations control quality and costs, and taking advantage of opportunities in a highly competitive and increasingly complex business environment. Cloud computing offers greater access to computing power, storage, software, and remote data centres through the web. This research aims to investigate the factors to be considered for cloud computing adoption by Australian regional councils. The research employed in-depth interviews with IT managers from selected local government councils. The major factors to be considered for the adoption of cloud computing were identified as Internet connectivity, data storage location, cost, integration, data back-up, provider dependability, employees’ knowledge, and transportability. The findings of this research may help managers increase their awareness about factors to be considered when planning to adopt cloud computing.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 06:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing; factors; adoption; regional councils
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.7790/cibg.v21i1.23
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28572

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