Journal of Computer Science

The Extent of Smartphones Users to Adopt the Use of Cloud Storage

Khaled Aldiabat, Ameer Sardar Kwekha Rashid, Hind Talafha and Ahmad Karajeh

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.1588.1598

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 12

Pages 1588-1598

Abstract

Recently, technology has witnessed a rapid progress and dominates all aspects of life systematically. Smartphones are devices that users can depend on managing and storing data. Moreover, they are used to save, update and secure the private information of users by using Cloud Storage such as iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive. This study presents and adjusts the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) specifically, perceived ease of use, usefulness, attitude toward usage and behavioral intention. Additionally, the study used Cornbach Alpha Correlation and Regression analysis in public universities, particularly in the University of Sulaimani. The study aims to recognize the major elements that have impact on using cloud storage and to what extent the user depends on electronic devices in the academic field and to identify the factors and crucial effect on the users to use electronic device easily, improve their capability and attract to use the specific technology. The results of this study confirmed that some TAM constructs direct and indirect effect on university academics, employees and students’ behavioral intention to use cloud storage (Dropbox, iCloud and Google drive). However, the results regression analysis shows whenever users used the cloud storage easily perceived usefulness decreased the performance of job consequently. On the other hand, it went up the desirability to use the specific technology and own conscious scheme to execute for future.

Copyright

© 2018 Khaled Aldiabat, Ameer Sardar Kwekha Rashid, Hind Talafha and Ahmad Karajeh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.