Cloud Computing Critical Factors and Investment Decision: An Empirical Investigation on Jordan Public Sector

Firas M. Alkhaldi, Malek M. Qararah


This article investigate of the most fundamental new trendy concepts in information technology and businesses as well, and attempt to practically identify the major value factors that could affect the investment decisions in technology services and infrastructures. It explore and examine the relationship between the Cloud Computing key characteristics as a key criteria of the investment-decision on Cloud computing technology field where the case study is Jordan public sector (JPS). Making an investment decision on Cloud Computing seems to be affected by the main and most features of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing (CC) characteristics composed of many advantages that are including decreasing the cost, ability to be expanded, security and ability to manage our business whatever the place or the time. This article presented a practical opportunity to understand the conditions of Cloud Computing characteristics using confirmatory factor analysis. It hypothesized a direct positive relationship between Cloud Computing main factors and investment decision in Cloud Computing refers to as “CCID”. Items representing the Cloud Computing key characteristics were developed from the findings of a wide review of previous related studies that are mentioned for the most common features. The main findings suggested that Cloud Computing key characteristics (mostly security and scalability) would encourage and drive Technical Information Departments (TIDs) leaders in Jordan public sector to adopt such technology in their business.

Keywords: Cloud Computing key factors, Investment decision, Jordan public sector

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