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Cloud computing services adoption in Australian SMEs: a firm-level investigation

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Abstract


  • Cloud computing services can boost the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    (SMEs) and leverage countries’ economies. In the Australian context, there is an emerging trend that

    SMEs begin to embrace cloud technology in their traditional business activities. However, prior

    studies did not pay much attention to investigating the factors that influence the cloud computing

    adoption among Australian SMEs. To fill the research gap, this paper investigates the influential

    factors that affect the decision on adopting cloud computing services for Australian SMEs. Protocol

    data collected from fifteen firm-level semi-structured interviews with practitioners are presented and

    discussed. The protocol analysis indicates that various factors are important to the adoption of cloud

    computing services for Australian SMEs, such as security concerns, cost savings, and privacy due to

    geo-restrictions. Furthermore, this study confirms the insignificance of complexity and competitive

    pressure factors in the adoption of cloud computing among Australian SMEs. These findings have

    imperative implications to scholars and practitioners alike in the cloud computing research and

    applications areas.

Authors


  •   Al Isma'ili, Salim (external author)
  •   Li, Mengxiang (external author)
  •   He, Qiang (external author)
  •   Shen, Jun

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Isma'ili, S., Li, M., He, Q. & Shen, J. (2016). Cloud computing services adoption in Australian SMEs: a firm-level investigation. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016 Proceedings (pp. 1-11). United States: AIS Electronic Library.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011024112

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6853&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5824

Has Global Citation Frequency


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  • 1

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  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Cloud computing services can boost the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    (SMEs) and leverage countries’ economies. In the Australian context, there is an emerging trend that

    SMEs begin to embrace cloud technology in their traditional business activities. However, prior

    studies did not pay much attention to investigating the factors that influence the cloud computing

    adoption among Australian SMEs. To fill the research gap, this paper investigates the influential

    factors that affect the decision on adopting cloud computing services for Australian SMEs. Protocol

    data collected from fifteen firm-level semi-structured interviews with practitioners are presented and

    discussed. The protocol analysis indicates that various factors are important to the adoption of cloud

    computing services for Australian SMEs, such as security concerns, cost savings, and privacy due to

    geo-restrictions. Furthermore, this study confirms the insignificance of complexity and competitive

    pressure factors in the adoption of cloud computing among Australian SMEs. These findings have

    imperative implications to scholars and practitioners alike in the cloud computing research and

    applications areas.

Authors


  •   Al Isma'ili, Salim (external author)
  •   Li, Mengxiang (external author)
  •   He, Qiang (external author)
  •   Shen, Jun

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Isma'ili, S., Li, M., He, Q. & Shen, J. (2016). Cloud computing services adoption in Australian SMEs: a firm-level investigation. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016 Proceedings (pp. 1-11). United States: AIS Electronic Library.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011024112

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6853&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5824

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United States