Title: Factors influencing cloud computing adoption for higher educational institutes in India: a fuzzy AHP approach

Authors: Mahak Sharma; Ruchita Gupta; Padmanav Acharya

Addresses: Engineering Technology and Project Management (ETPM), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Room No. 411, Gilber Hall, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400087, India ' Engineering Technology and Project Management (ETPM), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India ' Operations and Supply Chain Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India

Abstract: Information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing the ways of imparting education, providing learning opportunities and enhancing institutional performance. Cloud computing (CC) helps in lightening the burden of massive technology investments required for improving performance. However, CC adoption in higher educational institutes in India is still in nascent phase. Therefore, the objective is to identify and rank the factors enabling CC adoption in the context. Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) has been applied. Time to cater IT demand, security and relative advantage are found as the most critical factors. The findings will aid other institutes in adoption decision and gain competitive advantage.

Keywords: adoption; cloud computing; higher educational institutes; HEI; India; fuzzy analytic hierarchy processing; FAHP; critical factors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2017.10021358

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.19 No.2/3, pp.126 - 150

Received: 29 Aug 2017
Accepted: 24 Oct 2017

Published online: 06 Mar 2020 *

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