Title: The influence of internal-external factors on the cloud computing adoption

Authors: Vaibhav S. Narwane; Bhaskar B. Gardas; Rakesh D. Raut; Pragati Priyadarshinee; Balkrishna E. Narkhede

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai-87, India ' BVRIT Hyderabad Engineering College for Women, Hyderabad, India ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, NITIE, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400087, India

Abstract: The present study integrates external and internal factors for measuring the performance of the organisation through the adoption of cloud computing activities. External factors consisted of perceived IT security risk, risk analysis, and social influence; whereas, trust, technology innovation, and industry usage were considered as internal factors. A statistical approach, namely structural equation modelling, was employed for the analysis of the data obtained through a questionnaire survey. The findings showed that external factors hurt cloud computing adoption (CCA), whereas internal factors and perceived ease of use have a positive impact on CCA. This investigation is intended to guide the policy and decision makers in formulating the efficient strategies/policies for the effective implementation of CCA.

Keywords: cloud computing adoption; CCA; internal factors; external factors; organisational performance; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10024641

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2021 Vol.38 No.3, pp.324 - 342

Received: 27 Mar 2019
Accepted: 13 Jun 2019

Published online: 03 Dec 2021 *

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