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Cloud computing awareness and adoption among accounting practitioners in Malaysia

Tarmidi, Mahlindayu and Abdul Rasid, Siti Zaleha and Alrazi, Bakhtiar and Abdul Roni, Rusli (2014) Cloud computing awareness and adoption among accounting practitioners in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2014, 18 - 19 August 2014, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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The main objective of this study is to explore the level of awareness and adoption of cloud computing among the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. Using accounting practitioners - both in the audit and commercial fields - as the sample, this study investigates as to whether they are aware of this emerging technology, the extent they utilize the technology, and the reasons for (non) adoption.The finding suggests that two-third of the respondents are not aware of cloud computing. The level of adoption is limited to several applications, namely Google Apps Engine and Dropbox.Cost and time saving were cited as the reasons for adoption, while lack of perceived benefits and security were cited as the most important drivers for non-adoption. Though 30% of the respondents claim to be familiar with cloud computing, but only 7% confirm they are very knowledgeable about it.Considering the benefits that cloud computing could offer to businesses, this development urges for more engagement from the government and cloud computing service providers to further promote this technology to the SMEs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 164 (2014), ISSN 1877-0428 pp. 1-666. Organized by: School of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing; awareness; accounting practitioners; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 04:11
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:36
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13439

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