Critical success factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing in oil and gas industry in Oman

Hani Al-Mascati, Ali H. Al-Badi

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Abstract

The dependency on cloud computing is expanding exponentially due to its operational and cost-effective benefits, allowing organizations to adopt solutions within very short periods without wasting enormous efforts and resources on implementation, instead focusing on more strategic objectives. Therefore, the process of understanding the effect of critical success factors (CSFs) which influences the adoption of cloud computing, and those that impede its adoption, is a very important endeavor. The aims of this research are: 1) to identify the CSFs which play a role in the success of cloud computing adoption in oil and gas industry in Oman; 2) investigates the influence of these CSFs on the adoption of cloud computing; 3) compare the results with other studies conducted in other countries. To achieve these aims the researchers conducted a questionnaire amongst the IT managers in in oil and gas industry in Oman. After analyzing the collected data it was found that the top five factors which affect the cloud computing adoption are: the service providers' support, adequate telecom services, top management support, trialability and financial incentives. Strangely that data security and regulatory environment are found not to influence the adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages187-193
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2016
Event3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Mar 15 2016Mar 16 2016

Other

Other3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016
CountryOman
CityMuscat
Period3/15/163/16/16

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Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Critical success factor
  • Developing economies
  • TOE framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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Al-Mascati, H., & Al-Badi, A. H. (2016). Critical success factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing in oil and gas industry in Oman. In 2016 3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016 (pp. 187-193). [7460365] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBDSC.2016.7460365