• Abbas Mahmood Ahmed Department of Business Administration, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq
  • Osamah Waleed Allawi Department of Computer Technology, Al-Hikma University College, Baghdad, Iraq




cloud computing adoption, higher education, Education Systems, Kurdistan Region, Iraq


Cloud computing is considering as a popular computing model in the Western World. It is still not well understood by much higher education (HE) institutions in the developing world. CC will have a huge effect on the academic and learning environment which will enable their users (i.e., students, educators, and heads) to play out their undertakings adequately with less expense by using the accessible applications based on the clouding offered by the cloud specialist organizations. This study aims to evaluate the factors that influence the adoption of CC for Higher Education within the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The study was performed utilizing a non-experimental study exploratory research design. This exploratory study included an essential investigation into secondary data. The study development and modeling of secondary data to highlight the final results of the research. Through reviewing the literature of the existing frameworks in CC adoption, it is showed that there are limited institutions developed over the latest years. Moreover, HE in Kurdistan Region needs continued attention to get government support and redesign the educational system to cover all the core aspects in a better way. Here, at any time there is a need to access the applications, software and hardware, platform, and infrastructure; the most required is to have the internet service.


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