Exploratory study to investigate the factors influencing the adoption of cloud computing in Australian regional municipal governments

Ali, Omar and Soar, Jeffrey and Yong, Jianming and McClymont, Hoda (2015) Exploratory study to investigate the factors influencing the adoption of cloud computing in Australian regional municipal governments. Journal of Art Media and Technology, 1 (1). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Cloud computing is seen as an increasingly important enabler for improving productivity, efficiency and cost reduction. This research aims to investigate the potential for value creation for Australian municipal governments by identifying factors that are perceived likely to influence the adoption of cloud computing. The research model is proposed based on two theories derived from the literature: the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework and the diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory. The research employed in-depth interviews of Australian councils’ IT managers. The obtained results indicate that the critical factors that were identified as playing a significant role in Australian regional municipal governments’ adoption of cloud services were: relative advantage, compatibility, cost, technology readiness, competitive pressure. For practitioners, this research identifies key factors for regional municipal governments to make an adoption decision toward cloud computing technology. As for academia, this research can be provided as a useful reference for future studies in this subject field.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available under open access.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 05:40
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing; IT adoption; Technology-Organization-Environmental (TOE); Diffusion of Innovations (DOI)
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080611 Information Systems Theory
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28573

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