A validated framework for cloud computing adoption by smes in Uganda

ICTS help organisations to leverage on their strength and be competent in the market place to assume leadership. The high capitation required toinvest in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) presents constratints to its full scale adoption and usage. Emergency of Cloud Computing on the technology scene presents a resounding solution for organizations to outsource their ICT needs to other companies so as to concentrate on their core activities. This paper presents a validated framework for adoption of cloud computing after exploring the readiness of SMEs in Uganda to adopt the technology. SMEs are Technologically, Organisationally and Environmentally ready for cloud computing despite the slack in its uptake. It became necessary therefore to design and validate a framework that to would facilitate cloud computing adoption by SMEs. Cross tabulation of validation and evaluation parameters were used to yield pearson chi squares. Results indicated that the modified TOE framework is appropriate and applicable to SMEs intending to adopt cloud computing.

John Paul Kasse, Moya Musa, Nakawoya Fatuma
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