Factors affecting cloud computing adoption in the Indian school education system

Resource type
Journal Article
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Title
Factors affecting cloud computing adoption in the Indian school education system
Abstract
Cloud computing is becoming a leading trend worldwide, due to its enhanced reliability, scalability, flexibility, availability and processing throughput. However, the decision related to adoption of the cloud computing model is often complicated by challenges and uncertainties about the expected business value and its overall impact on the organisation. Till date, different contemporary technology acceptance theories and models have been used to test and validate adoption chances of cloud computing at organisational and individual levels. However, no experimental study has been conducted to provide a holistic evaluation of the determinants of cloud computing in the Asian world particularly in the context of the Indian school education system. Due to lack of such studies, we propose a theoretical model based on the TOE framework to explain the role of technological, organisational and environmental factors on the adoption of cloud computing in the Indian school education system. The data was collected from fifty-six 56 randomly selected secondary schools through questionnaire based survey to examine the relationship between the variables employing 5-points Likert scale. Reliability and validity measures were used to establish the quality and the usefulness of the collected data. In addition multi co-linearity test was also conducted. In order to test the research hypothesis, multiple regression analysis was conducted. The results indicate that relative advantage, compatibility, and complexity representing technological factors; top management support representing organisational factors; and competitive pressure, external expertise and attitude towards change representing environmental factors were found to have an positive and significant influence on the adoption of cloud computing services in the Indian school education system. The findings have a great significance since they can provide knowledge about cloud computing factors as well as insights and directions to the education policy planners and decision makers for successful adoption of cloud computing technology in India.
Publication
Education and Information Technologies
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
2453-2475
Date
2019-07-01
Journal Abbr
Educ Inf Technol
Language
en
ISSN
1573-7608
Accessed
29/01/2020, 11:34
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Springer Link
Extra
shortDOI: 10/ggjpd8
Citation
Singh, J., & Mansotra, V. (2019). Factors affecting cloud computing adoption in the Indian school education system. Education and Information Technologies, 24(4), 2453–2475. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-019-09878-3