An Integrated Model to Investigate an Individual’s Behavioural Towards using Cloud Computing

Nouf Alkhater, Gary Wills, Robert Walters

Abstract

Cloud computing technology can bring benefits at both individual level and organisational level, for example, flexibility and cost saving. However, there is a lack of empirical studies that examine the usage of cloud computing technology from an individual’s perspective. In fact, the adoption of cloud services in Middle Eastern counties like Saudi Arabia is still low compared with developed countries. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the end users' behavioural towards using cloud computing services in Saudi Arabia. In this paper, we propose an integrated model in an attempt to understand individuals’ attitudes and to identify the key factors that might impact on their behaviour to use cloud technology services. The proposed model integrates the critical factors from technology adoption theories Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), along with other factors to examine the effect of these variables on end users’ behaviour.

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Alkhater N., Wills G. and Walters R. (2017). An Integrated Model to Investigate an Individual’s Behavioural Towards using Cloud Computing . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: WICSPIT, ISBN 978-989-758-245-5, pages 478-481. DOI: 10.5220/0006404204780481


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@conference{wicspit17,
author={Nouf Alkhater and Gary Wills and Robert Walters},
title={An Integrated Model to Investigate an Individual’s Behavioural Towards using Cloud Computing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: WICSPIT,},
year={2017},
pages={478-481},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006404204780481},
isbn={978-989-758-245-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: WICSPIT,
TI - An Integrated Model to Investigate an Individual’s Behavioural Towards using Cloud Computing
SN - 978-989-758-245-5
AU - Alkhater N.
AU - Wills G.
AU - Walters R.
PY - 2017
SP - 478
EP - 481
DO - 10.5220/0006404204780481