COVID-19 and the Level of Cloud Computing Adoption: A Study of Sri Lankan Information Technology Organisations

Aiman Athambawa, Md Gapar Md Johar, Ali Khatibi


The study’s main objective is to analyse the level of cloud computing adoption and usage during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, especially in Information Technology (IT) organisations. Using senior IT employees, this study investigates what extent their organisation adopts with cloud computing, the level of cloud computing usage, current use of cloud service model, usage of cloud deployment model, preferred cloud service providers and reasons for adopting and not adopting cloud computing. The study also describes why cloud computing is a solution for new normal situations and the cloud-enabled services used during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The finding suggests that 87.7% of the organisations currently use cloud-enabled services, whereas 12.3% do not and intend to adopt. Considering the benefits, cloud computing is the solution post COVID-19 pandemic to run the business way forward.

Keywords: Cloud Computing, COVID-19, COVID-19 Pandemic, Cloud-enabled Services, Sri Lanka

DOI: 10.7176/JIEA/13-2-02

Publication date:March 31st 2023

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