Date of Conferral
Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)
Information Systems and Technology
Several technical challenges prevent the adoption of cloud computing by government organizations in Nigeria. Information technology (IT) leaders in the Nigerian government are concerned about this problem because the lack of cloud computing adoption may prevent the Nigerian government from taking advantage of cloud-based information systems to improve its service delivery to citizens and businesses. Grounded in the technology acceptance model, the purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine if IT administrators’ perception of data security and perception of fault tolerance can predict their intentions to adopt cloud computing. Data were collected from 79 IT administrators in government organizations in Nigeria. The results of the multiple regression were significant, F(2, 76) = 31.58, p < .001, R2 = 0.45, with IT administrators’ perception of data security (β = .72, p < .001) being the only significant predictor of IT administrators’ intention to adopt cloud computing; IT administrators’ perception of fault tolerance (β = .09, p = .37) was not a significant predictor of IT administrators’ intention to adopt cloud computing. The Nigerian government may use this study as a pedestal to measure cloud computing practice and maturity in all its organizations, improve existing cloud computing policies, and increase cloud computing training programs for its IT administrators. This study’s results might contribute to positive social change by helping the Nigerian government improve its service delivery to citizens and businesses through the increased adoption of cloud computing-based information systems.
Bakare, Ayodele Adegbenga, "The Challenges of Adopting Cloud Computing in Nigerian Government Organizations" (2020). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 9046.