Benefits and challenges of cloud computing adoption and usage in higher education

Ali, MB, Wood-Harper, T and Mohamad, MRA ORCID: 2018, 'Benefits and challenges of cloud computing adoption and usage in higher education' , International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 14 (4) , pp. 64-77.

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Access Information: This article was reprinted in the following book: Research Anthology on Architectures, Frameworks, and Integration Strategies for Distributed and Cloud Computing (IGI Global, 2021), ISBN: 9781799853398 (print), 9781799853404 (ebook), DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5339-8.ch103


The aim of this article was to provide evidence pertaining to cloud computing (CC) adoption in education, namely higher education institutions (HEIs) or Universities. A systematic literature review (SLR) of empirical studies exploring the current CC adoption levels in HEIs and the benefits and challenges for using CC in HEIs was performed. A total of 20 papers were included in the SLR. It was discovered that a number of universities have a keen interest in using CC in their institution, and the evidence indicates a high level of successful CC adoption in the HEIs reviewed in the SLR. In conclusion, the SLR identified a clear literature gap in this research area: there exists limited empirical studies focusing on CC utilisation in HEIs.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 1548-1115
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Depositing User: Dr Mostafa Mohamad
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 14:05
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:02

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