Title: Moving Towards Cloud Analyzing the Drivers and Barriers to the Adoption of Cloud Computing in HE (Higher Education) institution in UK: An Exploratory Study with Proposed Solution

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
Year of Publication: Jun - 2018
Page Numbers: 142-154
Authors: Sohail Razi Khan, Luis Borges Gouveia
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002388


Cloud computing is a relatively new phenomenon and its implementation in various sectors is having far reaching impacts. The requirements to have dynamic education environment in higher education institutions across the world requires to adopt stateof-the-art practices to reduce infrastructural cost, improve operational efficiency, availability and provide on-demand resource allocation. Using cloud computing in (HE) higher education institutions can have enormous benefits where students can share their work easily, collaborate, and conduct research. However, despite the comprehensive literature, there is limited studies related to the benefits, drivers and barriers to the adoption of cloud computing technology in the HE institutions across U.K. This paper is an attempt to investigate initially the benefits and drivers to the implementation of cloud computing technology in the higher education institutions across 20 public universities across U.K. The paper also investigates the barriers in the implementation of cloud computing technology in higher education institutions and then concludes with solutions to these barriers that are hindering the adoption of cloud technology in the higher educational institutions across U.K.