Macro Factors Affecting Cloud Computing Readiness: A Cross-Country Analysis

  • Samit TripathyEmail author
  • Amalendu Jyotishi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 612)


With the increased demand for computing resources and its complexity, cloud computing has evolved as an important option in the last decade. Cloud computing is a movement from ownership to a subscription-based model for managing the needs of computing resources. Like any other technology adoption, cloud computing is not devoid of challenges. Multiple studies have been conducted to understand the challenges pertaining to cloud computing adoption especially around organizational adoption, however, studies around country-level macro factors influencing the readiness of the ecosystem have been limited. This study focuses on the parameters of cloud readiness across countries and analyzes factors affecting the readiness of cloud computing ecosystem. This study evaluates the BSA Cloud Scorecard for 24 countries over three years and stresses upon the causality of the readiness for cloud computing adoption. The study divides the cloud readiness into two groups namely “prerequisite” and “growth-enabler”. Using Stepwise regression analysis with backward elimination method it analyzes influence of the macro-level factors on the prerequisites and growth-enablers aspects of cloud computing readiness. The finding suggests that factors like Per capita GDP, Governance, Business Environment, and R&D have significant and positive influences on the prerequisites for cloud computing. Similarly factors like Governance, Business Environment, and R&D have significant and positive influence on the growth enablers which affect the cloud computing readiness of the ecosystem.


Cloud computing Cloud computing adoption Cloud computing readiness Stepwise regression method Cross-Country analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreIndia

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