The Impact of Trust on the Adoption of Cloud Computing Services by University Students

Abdulwahab Ali Almazroi, Haifeng Shen, Fathey Mohammed

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Abstract

Cloud computing is a state-of-the-art technology that delivers computing resources to organizations and educational institutions over the Internet. Cloud computing services such as Google Apps, Microsoft education cloud, Amazon Web services, and IBM cloud academy help universities by facilitating teaching, learning, research, and other development activities. Nevertheless, one of the factors influencing cloud computing adoption is trust. Therefore, this paper aims at assessing the impact of trust on adopting cloud services by undergraduate students in Saudi Arabian universities. The study utilized a modified version of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) by integrating trust to collect the empirical data. The data were gathered using a questionnaire from 527 undergraduate students in two Saudi Arabian universities. The responses were analyzed using SPSS and AMOS software. The findings showed that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and trust are the significant predictors of intention to adopt cloud services. The findings suggested that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and trust should be considered by decision makers in universities and cloud service providers inorder to promote adoption of cloud services among students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Data Science and Soft Computing - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology IRICT 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology (IRICT 2018)
EditorsFathey Mohammed, Faisal Saeed, Nadhmi Gazem, Abdelsalam Busalim
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages902-911
Number of pages10
Volume843
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99007-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99006-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology 2018 -
Duration: 23 Jul 2018 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume843
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceThe 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology 2018
Period23/07/18 → …

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Perceived usefulness
  • Perceived ease of use
  • technology
  • educational institutions
  • universities
  • TAM
  • Technology acceptance model
  • Trust

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