Cloud Computing is considered as one of the most important topics in the information technology in recent years. It refers to computational resources available on demand via network as a service, where one of its main advantages is cost saving. Several researchers have presented its usefulness for developing countries as they do not have enough funds to establish their own information technology infrastructure and services. However, there seems to be scarcity in the current literature of empirical studies to explore effective cloud computing implementation in these countries. This paper is an attempt to develop a managerial framework for leveraging cloud computing successful implementation in the public sector of developing countries. An exploratory qualitative study was conducted in the Palestinian public sector organizations. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews, observations and the collection of related archival documents. The framework focuses attention on the achievement of twofold prerequisites for successful cloud computing realization; organizational readiness assessment and cloud-readiness assessment. The framework presented is important in that it identifies a set of determinants for the two prerequisites for cloud computing realization.
International Journal of Engineering Research And Management (IJERM)