Title: 'From cloud to the board' - identification of triggers adoption in Brazilian companies

Authors: Luis Hernan Contreras Pinochet; Fabiana Robles Rodrigues Alves; Evandro Luiz Lopes; Eliane Herrero; Gabriela De Brelàz

Addresses: Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, 100, Angélica Street, 100 – Osasco, SP, 06132-380, Brazil ' Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, 100, Angélica Street, 100 – Osasco, SP, 06132-380, Brazil ' Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE, 109, Adolpho Pinto, São Paulo, SP, 01156-050, Brazil; Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, 100, Angélica Street, 100 – Osasco, SP, 06132-380, Brazil ' Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE, 109, Adolpho Pinto, São Paulo, SP, 01156-050, Brazil ' Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, 100, Angélica Street, 100 – Osasco, SP, 06132-380, Brazil

Abstract: This article analyses direct and indirect effects of the behavioural intention on the perception of managers of companies located in Brazil for the use of cloud computing technology. The main contribution of this study is to understand how companies accept and encourage the use of this technology and how users relate to this new mechanism. The theoretical model used was adapted from Wu (2011), with extension to various models of cloud computing delivery. This empirical research was carried out through a survey, consisting of a sample of 307 managers who play key roles in IT decisions in companies in Brazil. The results demonstrated that there is greater concern with skills that managers and users must possess for the use of cloud computing technology, as well as aspects related to the influence that the market has on the acquisition of new solutions.

Keywords: cloud computing; technology assessment; managers; structural equation modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10024636

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2021 Vol.38 No.3, pp.343 - 366

Received: 17 Apr 2019
Accepted: 08 Jun 2019

Published online: 03 Dec 2021 *

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