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Effect of Size of Organization on the Usage of Cloud Computing

Authors: Dr. Bharti Motwani, Bhuvanesh Kumar Sharma

Journal: Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems

Publication date: 2018 December

Publisher: Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems


Abstract:

Cloud computing technology has caused a significant paradigm shift in accessing hardware and software applications. Despite the rapid adoption of cloud computing the difference in perception related to effectiveness of cloud computing may exist due to the size of organization. The study first emphasised on the factors within the technology acceptance model (TAM) that effect the adoption of cloud computing which include Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Security and Perceived Attitude. Then, it focuses on understanding the differences in the perception of professionals belonging to organizations of different sizes towards cloud computing. The data was collected from 139 organizations (91 SME and 48 Large Enterprises). The study revealed that a significant difference was observed for factors: Ease of Use and Usefulness, while no significant difference was observed for Security and Attitude Factor. The study will serve as a useful guideline for development of strategies in effective usage of cloud computing.