The Attitudes of Chinese Organizations Towards Cloud Computing: An Exploratory Study

The Attitudes of Chinese Organizations Towards Cloud Computing: An Exploratory Study

Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Yuchao Duan (Curtin University, Australia), Theodora Issa (Curtin University, Australia) and Vanessa Chang (Curtin University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9834-5.ch010
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Abstract

Cloud Computing become a significant factor in E-commerce and E-business processes and will reduce negative IT impacts on the environment without compromising the needs of future generations. This chapter aim to examine the attitudes of Chinese Organizations towards Cloud Computing adoption. This chapter provides an answer to the question: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Computing adoption in Chinese organizations?” The answer was sought by means of an online survey of (N=121) respondents. The survey results revealed the Chinese position regarding the cloud movement, its strengths and weaknesses, the threats posed by Cloud Computing in China, and the specific advantages and disadvantages of this new technology that Chinese organizations and research communities should embrace for the realization of future cloud systems.
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Cloud Computing is reviewed from different aspects and this research focuses particularly on the attitude of Chinese organizations towards cloud computing. Thus, in the real world, cloud service providers can use the results to identify the requirements and concerns of potential Cloud Computing users in China in order to provide better cloud service. An actual example of the use of Cloud Computing is the cloud-based navigation service. Cloud Computing can be used to identify the state of traffic in urban road networks (Liu, Ma, Sun, & Dan, 2010). Traffic jams are now becoming a serious problem in China, according to China Daily (2012), with the number of registered cars in Beijing – the capital city of China – having passed five million in 2012. With the help of cloud computing, the dynamic traffic data can be received, analysed in the cloud-based server and sent to the GPS terminal or the end users. According to Ye (2011), the total output value of satellite navigation industry in China was 50 billion Yuan in 2010 (approximately equal to $7.7 billion Australian Dollar), and it will reach 265 billion Yuan (roughly $40.8 billion AUD) by the year of 2015; there will be 130 million satellite navigation terminals and 350 million end users at that time. The Cloud Computing industry will grow more quickly with the support of the theory; research articles like this one will help the service provider to have a better understanding of the cloud users’ attitudes.

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