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Cloud computing adaptation model for universities to increase ICT proficiency

Okai, Safiya and Uddin, Mueen and Arshad, Amad and Alsaqour, Raed and Shah, Asadullah (2014) Cloud computing adaptation model for universities to increase ICT proficiency. SAGE Open, 4 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2158-2440

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Abstract

Universities around the world especially those in developing countries are faced with the problem of delivering the level of information and communication technology (ICT) needed to facilitate teaching, learning, research, and development activities ideal in a typical university. This is mainly due to the high cost involved in providing and maintaining the needed hardware and software. A technology such as cloud computing that delivers on demand provisioning of IT resources on a pay per use basis can be used to address this problem. Cloud computing promises better delivery of IT services as well as availability whenever and wherever needed to reduce costs with user paying only as much as they consume through the service of cloud service providers. The cloud technology reduces complexity while increasing speed and quality of IT services provided; however, despite these benefits the challenges that come with its adoption have left many sectors especially the higher education skeptical in committing to this technology. This article identifies the reasons for the slow rate of adoption of cloud computing at university level, discusses the challenges faced and proposes a cloud computing adoption model that contains strategic guidelines to overcome the major challenges identified and a road map for the successful adoption of cloud computing by universities. The model was tested in one of the universities and found to be both useful and appropriate for adopting cloud computing at university level.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6566/38938 (July-September issue)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Asadullah Shah Syed
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 16:45
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 09:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38938

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