Abstract—The extensive use of cloud computing is changing
the way of dealing with information and communication
technology. Cloud computing has created a new concept to deal
with software services and hardware infrastructure. Some
benefits are immediate; for instance, to allow students to share
their information easily and to discover new experiences of the
education system. However, despite the comprehensive
literature, there is still limited studies related to the applied
factors that influence the adoption of cloud technology at higher
education institutions. Such limitations in the literature arise
clearly in developing countries. This paper attempts to enhance
the understanding of related factors affecting the adoption of
cloud computing in the educational context of developing
nations. A fieldwork study for collecting data has been
conducted at higher education institutions in the kingdom of
Jordan. This study applied an interpretive paradigm with a
qualitative research method to investigate the main enablers of
and barriers to cloud computing adoption at the universities in
developing countries in general and in the case of Jordan in
Index Terms—Cloud computing, higher education, developing countries, enabler factors, barriers factors, qualitative study, NVIVO.
The authors are with the Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB, United Kingdom (e-mail: Odehm2@uni.coventry.ac.uk, Alexeis.firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin.email@example.com).
Cite: M. Odeh, A. Garcia-Perez, and K. Warwick, "Cloud Computing Adoption at Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries: A Qualitative Investigation of Main Enablers and Barriers," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 921-927, 2017.