Measuring the acceptability of cloud computing applications using the (UTAUT2) model in a sample of private hospitals in Erbil Governorate

Abstract

Theoretical background: The topic of cloud computing has emerged recently in the world of information technology and communications technology as it contributes to provide a new form to take advantage of computer services and software over the Internet, especially when it comes to measuring the intention of individuals to deal with modern technologies.Research Objective: The study aims to identifying the factors influencing the user's intention to accept cloud computing in a sample of private hospitals in Erbil province based on the extended version of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT2).Research Problem: The extent of the impact of cloud computing factors on the intention to use and accept, and to answer this was built a hypothetical model that determines the nature of the relationship between its variables, and is based on a set of main and sub-hypotheses about the impact of cloud computing factors in the intention to use. Research Methodology: The descriptive analytical approach was followed. Preliminary data were collected by distributing a questionnaire to a sample of (222) medical staff in (11) Private hospital in Erbil. Conclusions: The research concludes that the user acceptance of cloud computing can be explained and predicted by variables related to the model (expected performance, expected effort, social impacts, available facilities, habit, price savings, behavioral motivation). This is supported by the results of statistical tests that explains the impact of cloud computing on the user's intention to accept and adopt it.Proposals: The need to promote the subject of cloud computing by all organizations, which should be aware of its role and its impact on their activities and the sustainability of their work.