Security and Privacy Factors Influencing the Adoption of Cloud Computing in Australian SMEs

Nagahawatta, Ruwan and Warren, Matthew and Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4558-687X and Salzman, Scott (2021) Security and Privacy Factors Influencing the Adoption of Cloud Computing in Australian SMEs. In: 25th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2021), 12 July - 14 July 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Abstract

Even though there are myriad benefits of cloud computing, there is a reluctance among Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in adopting cloud computing. The purpose of this study is to investigate key security and privacy related factors that influence the intention to adopt cloud computing among Australian SMEs. Based on a thorough analysis of literature, a comprehensive conceptual model was developed to assess the impact of security and privacy factors for cloud computing adoption. By conducting a survey of 186 Australian SMEs, the study identified that security and privacy related requirements significantly impact cloud computing adoption of SMEs. The multivariate data analysis also showed that skilled personnel, technology readiness, data security concerns, data privacy concerns, legal compliance, and trust in cloud service providers (CSPs) are essential determinants of the intention to adopt cloud computing by SMEs.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 06:40
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 04:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing, SMEs, security and privacy, survey
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4604 Cybersecurity and privacy > 460403 Data security and protection
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4604 Cybersecurity and privacy > 460406 Software and application security
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43918

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