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

Salim Al-Isma'Ili, Mengxiang Li, Qiang He, Jun Shen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2016 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789860491029
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
Event20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
http://www.pacis2016.org/
https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2016/
http://www.pacis2016.org/Upload/File/PACIS%202016_Session%20Timetable_Program%20Overview_20160623.pdf

Publication series

NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

Conference

Conference20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityChiayi
Period27/06/161/07/16
Internet address

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • adoption
  • Australia

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