Analyzing Factors Affecting the Adoption of Cloud Computing: A Case of Turkey

  • Akar, Ezgi (Management Information Systems Department, Bogazici University Istanbul) ;
  • Mardiyan, Sona (Management Information Systems Department, Bogazici University Istanbul)
  • Received : 2015.08.11
  • Accepted : 2015.11.22
  • Published : 2016.01.31


Cloud computing is an upcoming technology and emerging concept in the field of information technologies. Companies have begun to invest in cloud computing with the expectation that it will improve their business performances, operations, and processes. However, many companies are not so much aware of the cloud computing, so they can hesitate to adopt this new technology. The aims of the study are analyzing factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing and applying structural equation modeling technique to analyze the important dimensions of the adoption. Concordantly, previous studies are examined and expert interviews are arranged. Based on both our literature review and expert interviews, a model is proposed to measure the adoption of cloud computing. It is obvious that there are scarce researches about cloud computing adoption in the literature. Thus, the originality of the paper lies on that it proposes a research model for cloud computing adoption and it investigates various dimensions of cloud computing adoption in detail.


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