Title: Modelling the cloud adoption factors for the government organisations in India

Authors: Kshitij Kushagra; Sanjay Dhingra

Addresses: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India ' Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India

Abstract: Cloud computing is the major tectonic shift in the IT dimension. The cloud computing is doing good for the private sector and a similar corollary can be drawn for the government too. It is believed that the cloud will prove to be beneficiary to the government as the internet was in the 20th century. The growth of private sector, start-ups in Indian ecosystem together with the IT savvy Indian Government has created the perfect climate for government adoption of cloud computing. This paper discovers and models the critical factors responsible for the cloud computing adoption in the government organisations of India by using interpretive structural modelling (ISM). This will assist in establishing the relationship among the critical factors thus identified, and also to establish the factor having the higher impact on the cloud computing adoption (CCA) in the government organisations of India. The results of the ISM methodology and analysis highlighted three critical factors namely security, data protection, and awareness as the top significant factors for the CCA in the government organisations of India.

Keywords: cloud computing; CC; cloud computing adoption; CCA; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; cloud service provider; CSP; MICMAC.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2019.100529

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2019 Vol.15 No.3, pp.332 - 353

Received: 12 Feb 2018
Accepted: 28 Aug 2018

Published online: 03 Apr 2019 *

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