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The Effect of Cloud Computing on Organizational Flexibility

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Abstract

Cloud computing adoption behavior varies from country to country, and people become disparate to its benefits from it. This research looks at the adoption factors of cloud computing in the Gulf region and their effectiveness on organization’s flexibility, organization to organization activities, knowledge management applications, and organizational behavior. The flexibility has been presented in the form of performance and process in the Gulf market. A qualitative study was used to build a model that measures the relation between two flexibility aspects, in connection with the cloud computing adoption factors: relative advantage, security concerns, vendor credibility, ease of use, organizations resistance. A live cloud portal was built for this experiment instrumenting Microsoft office cloud solutions. A total of 30 respondents participated in this study using a convenience sampling method. Pearson’s correlation and multiple regression analysis were used to examine the relationship between IT flexibility dimensions, specific to cloud computing (relative advantage, security concerns, vendor credibility, ease of use and organizations resistance).
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Metadata
Title
The Effect of Cloud Computing on Organizational Flexibility
Authors
Nasser Azzam Al-Sabbagh
Mahmoud Al-Alawi
Copyright Year
2021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69221-6_4

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