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Publication date: 19 November 2019

Cheng Jianwen and Karzan Wakil

Nowadays, the rapid growth of information technology strategies such as cloud computing is very noticeable in organizations. The advantages of the cloud environment are…

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Purpose

Nowadays, the rapid growth of information technology strategies such as cloud computing is very noticeable in organizations. The advantages of the cloud environment are unavoidable because of an increase in innovation, flexibility and economy. Therefore, the critical topic is considering the factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing. This study aims to understand the factors of the adoption of cloud computing and its benefit in companies.

Design/methodology/approach

A research framework with four hypotheses has been developed based on the results of previous studies. Structural equation modeling has been used for data analysis.

Findings

The proposed model is verified by the results. In addition, the results have shown that cloud computing adoption is affected by four variables as follows, including human factor (with sub-indicator personal innovativeness and knowledge), organizational factor (with sub-indicator size, adequacy of resources and top management support), technical factor (with sub-indicator compatibility and security) and environmental factor (with sub-indicator regulatory environment, competitive pressure and trading partner).

Research limitations/implications

There are crucial implications in the findings: they have an essential contribution to the research community, administrators and Information and Communications Technology providers with respect to framing improved tactics for the adoption of cloud computing. The proposed model can enhance the perception of service providers about why some services sectors accept cloud computing amenities, whereas apparently the same ones having the same market situations do not. In addition, the above providers should enhance their interaction with the services sectors contributed to the cloud computing experience to make a well-organized setting for the adoption of cloud computing, and eliminate any ambiguity about this sort of technology. Moreover, the sample has been limited to Iran respondents.

Practical implications

The research studies about the usage of cloud computing have shown its effects on organizations today. Also, the different impacts of cloud computing on other contexts and organizations are in the center of attention. By carefully considering and managing cloud computing adoption logics, organizations could get significant advantages.

Originality/value

Cloud computing’s technical and operational issues have been central in most of the previous studies. Some surveys have referred to the adoption of cloud computing by the organizations in terms of human characteristics or the contextual factor. Therefore, there should be a model and outline to assess the effect of aforesaid factors on cloud computing adoption.

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Kybernetes, vol. 49 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 11 June 2019

Lila Rajabion, Karzan Wakil, Arshad Badfar, Shahrzad Mojtabavi Naeini and Batool Zareie

This study aimed to examine the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on students’ thoughts and beliefs. Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning and…

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Purpose

This study aimed to examine the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on students’ thoughts and beliefs. Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning and teaching processes can improve the interpretation of knowledge, not only in the learning process but also for thoughts and beliefs. Beliefs and thoughts as propositional content are understood to be a subjective manner of knowing and becoming a focal point of education process. In addition, ICT plays a vital role in enhancing the efficiency of the teaching process which can change the thoughts of learners. So, in this paper, the usage of ICT in education was considered as a key factor for improving students’ thoughts and beliefs. In addition, a conceptual model was proposed to evaluate this impact.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 384 students from secondary schools in Iran. For assessing the elements of the model, a complete questionnaire was designed. For statistical analysis of questionnaires, SPSS 22 and SMART-PLS 3.2 software package was used.

Findings

The obtained results showed the high strength of the proposed model. The outcomes indicated that digital technology acceptance positively affects students’ thoughts and beliefs. In addition, the findings showed that the role of digital knowledge, digital training facilities and digital education content on students’ thoughts and beliefs was significant.

Research limitations/implications

The authors deal with one experiment and so the results cannot be generalized. The trail should be repeated with many groups and in diverse contexts.

Originality/value

Despite the importance of the investigating the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on the students’ thoughts and beliefs, the relationship among these factors was not examined well in previous research. Thus, the investigation of the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on the students’ thoughts and beliefs is the main originality of this research. For this goal, a new conceptual model is proposed, which has 11 sub-indicators within four variables: digital technology acceptance, digital knowledge, digital training facilities and digital education content.

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Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1726-0531

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Publication date: 27 August 2019

Lila Rajabion, Karzan Wakil, Arshad Badfar, Mohammad Nazif and Ali Ehsani

Despite the importance of investigating the impact of cloud computing on the e-learning process, the relationship development between the two is not examined well. Thus…

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Purpose

Despite the importance of investigating the impact of cloud computing on the e-learning process, the relationship development between the two is not examined well. Thus, the main goal of this research is to assess how to improve the e-learning process by using cloud services. This paper aims to attempt to investigate the impact of cloud computing on e-learning development.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. For review-related work and statistical analysis of questionnaires, the SPSS 22 and SMART-PLS 3.2 software package are used.

Findings

The results from the study show that e-learning development is significantly influenced by the quality of services, cloud features, university readiness and users’ readiness.

Originality/value

The adoption of cloud technology within an instructional environment has the capacity of offering new opportunities for improvement and innovation for gaining knowledge of the process.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Publication date: 6 August 2019

Karzan Wakil, Fatemeh Alyari, Mahdi Ghasvari, Zahra Lesani and Lila Rajabion

This paper aims to propose a new method for evaluating the success of the recommender systems based on customer history, product classification and prices criteria in the…

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Purpose

This paper aims to propose a new method for evaluating the success of the recommender systems based on customer history, product classification and prices criteria in the electronic commerce. To evaluate the validity of the model, the structural equation modeling technique is employed.

Design/methodology/approach

A method has been suggested to evaluate the impact of customer history, product classification and prices on the success of the recommender systems in electronic commerce. After that, the authors investigated the relationship between these factors. To achieve this goal, the structural equation modeling technique was used for statistical conclusion validity. The results of gathered data from employees of a company in Iran is indicated the impact of the customer history on the success of recommender systems in e-commerce which is related with the user profile, expert opinion, neighbors, loyalty and clickstream. These factors positively influence the success of recommender systems in ecommerce.

Findings

The obtained results demonstrated the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed model in term of the success of the recommender systems in the electronic commerce.

Originality/value

In this paper, the effective factors of success of recommender systems in electronic commerce are pointed out and the approach to increase the efficiency of this system is applied into a practical example.

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Kybernetes, vol. 49 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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