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Cloud computing adoption determinants: an analysis of Australian SMEs

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Abstract


  • In Australia, there is an emerging tendency among SMEs towards the adoption of cloud computing.

    However, there are limited studies investigating the factors that influence cloud computing adoption

    within Australian SMEs. To fill the research vacuum, we developed a research model based on the

    diffusion of innovation theory (DOI), the technology-organisation-environment (TOE) framework, and

    our prior exploratory study to investigate the determinants that influence the adoption of cloud

    computing. An organizational-level survey was conducted across Australia to collect data from

    technology decision makers in SMEs. Data collected from 203 firms are used to test the related

    hypotheses. This study contributes a statistically validated model of the influential determinants of

    cloud computing adoption. Data analysis indicates that Technological Factors (cost savings, relative

    advantages, compatibility, and trialability), Organizational Factors (firm size, top management

    support, innovativeness of the firm, and IS knowledge), and Environmental Factors (market scope and

    external computing support) were found to be determinants of the adoption of cloud computing

    services. Benefits of the findings are twofold. First, they provide knowledge about cloud computing

    determinants in the Australian marketplace. Second, they provide policy planners and SMEs’ decision

    makers with insights and directions for successful adoption of cloud computing technology.

Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Isma'ili, S., Li, M., Shen, J. & He, Q. (2016). Cloud computing adoption determinants: an analysis of Australian SMEs. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016 Proceedings (pp. 1-17). United States: AIS Electronic Library.

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  • 2-s2.0-85011076279

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6855&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5826

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Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • In Australia, there is an emerging tendency among SMEs towards the adoption of cloud computing.

    However, there are limited studies investigating the factors that influence cloud computing adoption

    within Australian SMEs. To fill the research vacuum, we developed a research model based on the

    diffusion of innovation theory (DOI), the technology-organisation-environment (TOE) framework, and

    our prior exploratory study to investigate the determinants that influence the adoption of cloud

    computing. An organizational-level survey was conducted across Australia to collect data from

    technology decision makers in SMEs. Data collected from 203 firms are used to test the related

    hypotheses. This study contributes a statistically validated model of the influential determinants of

    cloud computing adoption. Data analysis indicates that Technological Factors (cost savings, relative

    advantages, compatibility, and trialability), Organizational Factors (firm size, top management

    support, innovativeness of the firm, and IS knowledge), and Environmental Factors (market scope and

    external computing support) were found to be determinants of the adoption of cloud computing

    services. Benefits of the findings are twofold. First, they provide knowledge about cloud computing

    determinants in the Australian marketplace. Second, they provide policy planners and SMEs’ decision

    makers with insights and directions for successful adoption of cloud computing technology.

Authors


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

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Isma'ili, S., Li, M., Shen, J. & He, Q. (2016). Cloud computing adoption determinants: an analysis of Australian SMEs. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2016 Proceedings (pp. 1-17). United States: AIS Electronic Library.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011076279

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6855&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5826

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Place Of Publication


  • United States