Outlining the issues of cloud computing and sustainability opportunities and risks in european organizations: a SEM study

Isaias, Pedro, Issa, Tomayess, Chang, Vanessa and Issa, Theodora (2015) Outlining the issues of cloud computing and sustainability opportunities and risks in european organizations: a SEM study. Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, 13 4: 1-25. doi:10.4018/JECO.2015100101


Author Isaias, Pedro
Issa, Tomayess
Chang, Vanessa
Issa, Theodora
Title Outlining the issues of cloud computing and sustainability opportunities and risks in european organizations: a SEM study
Journal name Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1539-2937
1539-2929
Publication date 2015-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4018/JECO.2015100101
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 1
End page 25
Total pages 25
Place of publication Hershey, PA, United States
Publisher IGI Global
Language eng
Abstract Cloud computing and sustainability have become part of a core strategy in organizations globally and locally, since their characteristics assist both businesses and individuals to become unique and exclusive in their work and study. Businesses and individuals should integrate sustainability in their strategy and to include cloud computing technology as a tool for sustainable work, especially in the Information Technology (IT) departments to cut costs and increase efficiencies and productivity. This paper examines European organizations' awareness of cloud computing and sustainability opportunities and risks, via an online survey targeting 56 Information Technology managers in Europe. A Cloud Computing Conceptual model was developed using structural equation modeling (SEM) to evaluate the survey results. The study results confirmed that cloud computing technology opportunities, including sustainability in the organization's strategy, will enhance their job performance and job satisfaction, use and awareness; however, security, privacy and risks are still a major concern.
Keyword Cloud computing
Sustainability
Risks
Opportunities
SEM
European organizations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Publications
 
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