Cloud computing network adoption in Saudi Arabia
Malak Abdullah Alkurdi
The aim of this paper was to provide a topic-wise review of current status of cloud computing in Saudi Arabia. The review also identified factors promoting and inhibiting its adoption on a large scale. Due to the importance for achieving some goals of Vision 2030, education and healthcare received more attention than other topics. Cost saving and efficiency increase are highly critical to reduce the cost burden of healthcare in the country. The need for more research was indicated with respect to ERP, SCM and CRM of business organisations. Mobile cloud computing is another aspect requiring more research, which is beneficial for both education and healthcare. Research on conceptual models helps to identify factors related to adoption or non-adoption of cloud computing in a particular organisation. Once these are known, decision making models can be used to consider whether cloud computing needs to be adopted.