Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(4), 152-162
DOI: 10.12691/JBMS-6-4-3
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Readiness of Government Organizations for Cloud-Computing Age: An Empirical Evidence from Jordan

Ammar Salamh Mujali Al-rawahna1, , Chung-Wen Hung1 and Shih-Chih Chen2

1Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, No. 1, Nan-Tai Street, Yungkang Dist., Tainan City 710, Taiwan

2National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, No.1, University Rd., Yanchao Dist., Kaohsiung City 824, Taiwan

Pub. Date: September 19, 2018

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Ammar Salamh Mujali Al-rawahna, Chung-Wen Hung and Shih-Chih Chen. Readiness of Government Organizations for Cloud-Computing Age: An Empirical Evidence from Jordan. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018; 6(4):152-162. doi: 10.12691/JBMS-6-4-3


The aim of this study is examining the readiness of the Jordanian government sector to adopt cloud-computing. The study empirically applied the TOE research framework that enables targeting IT managers and IT specialists in several Jordanian organization, where 132 respondents distributed on three sub-groups were targeted. The obtained data were analyzed using Partial Least Square because of the small sample size. The result indicated that top management support, organization capability and government policy reflect the organizational readiness of government organizations to adopt cloud-computing. The multigroup analysis results revealed that Although the size of organizations varies, they have similar drivers of cloud-computing adoption. The IT-related experience has significant negative effect on intention of adoption while cloud knowledge insignificant. The study demonstrated the importance of the pre-adoption step that decision-makers should be aware of organization readiness before taking the decision of adoption, otherwise the organization will fall in cloud-computing trap. The study yielded some practical evidence, for instance, government organizational readiness will help in adopting cloud-computing appropriately to uptake its advantages; IT skills and robust IT infrastructures are both essential pillars for government organization readiness; top management support positively influences the organizational readiness and this an evidence for responsibility of top managers about success of adoption new technology; supportive government policy is substantial issue to strength government organization readiness and persuade government agencies’ managers approve transforming process from old IT model into cloud-computing and allocate essential resources.


organizational readiness, cloud computing adoption, government cloud computing


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