Multiple Perspective of Cloud Computing Adoption Determinants in Higher Education a Systematic Review

Mohammed Banu Ali

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Cloud computing has become a major talking point in recent times. An innovation such as cloud computing for higher education institutions (HEI) can be a cost effective means to operate their IT systems effectively without having to spend vast amounts of money on developing their IT infrastructure. HEIs also face the burden of several challenges e.g. limited infrastructure resources and IT budget, as well as limited teaching staff, technical experts, and IT skilled personnel. With support from a systematic literature review approach, this article identifies the key determinants of cloud adoption from a technological, organisational, environmental and personal perspectives. A total of 17 cloud adoption studies in the HEI context and their respected models from the period of 2012 to 2017 are reviewed and discussed. The findings suggest a lack of cloud adoption studies in the HEI domain from multiple perspectives, particularly in relation to the wider socio-technical concerns related to cloud adoption and future studies related to this research gap are deliberated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-109
JournalInternational Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing
Issue number3
Early online date1 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Cloud Computing Adoption
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Determinants
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI)
  • Multiple Perspectives


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