Title: Drivers and barriers in the decision to adopt IaaS: a public sector case study

Authors: Ibrahim Shafiu; William Yu Chung Wang; Harminder Singh

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Law, Business Information Systems, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand ' Faculty of Business and Law, Business Information Systems, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand ' Faculty of Business and Law, Business Information Systems, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Abstract: Extant academic literature reveal the benefits of subscribing to cloud computing services but few of these address the use of cloud computing in the government sector. Moreover, within the literature, the subject of the decision making process in the migration to cloud computing by government agencies, does not seem to be investigated sufficiently. This paper, through a qualitative case study focusing on the decision to migrate to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in a government organisation, reveals drivers and barriers that influence the decision to adopt cloud computing. The study shows that there are some common as well as some differing determinants to the decision to adopt cloud computing between a commercial organisation and a government organisation.

Keywords: cloud computing; infrastructure as a service; IaaS; cloud adoption; TEO framework; drivers; barriers; public sector; case study; decision making; government agencies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2016.074257

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.21 No.2, pp.249 - 267

Received: 12 Aug 2014
Accepted: 21 Sep 2014

Published online: 20 Jan 2016 *

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