Enterprise Cloud Computing Project for Connecting Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of the UAE

El Khatib, M, Ahmed, G and Al-Nakeeb, A (2019) Enterprise Cloud Computing Project for Connecting Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of the UAE. Modern Economy, 10 (01). pp. 137-155. ISSN 2152-7245

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The new cloud computing technology is very much in the business and economic horizon, extending its horizons to non-business sectors like education. This study is a study of the need and applicability of the fast spreading business enterprises’ external cloud computing technology, to the higher educational institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the educational hub of the MENA region, in terms of three premier higher educational institutions—Zayed University (ZU), Higher College of Technology (HCT), and the UAE University (UAEU) for their collaboration services for better educational services. Employing the interview method to a sample of administrators, it was found that the institutions were lacking in cloud computing (CC) resulting in delays in student services, such as inter-university transfers of students. The administrators, however, were convinced of CC technology for inter-institutional collaboration. For this, it is suggested to establish a platform of cloud computing services, with required staff training and motivation for efficient and collaboration functioning of the HEIs in the UAE, which is evolving into a global educational center. As this is not the end of the problem, there is a need for further research in the problem, such as staff exchange, and research cooperation as it is a modest but worthwhile contribution to the educational dimension of cloud computing for educational efficiency.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Ahmed, G ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7686-7581
All Author(s): El Khatib, M, Ahmed, G and Al-Nakeeb, A
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, Collaborative Systems, Change Man-agement, Project Management
Subjects: A Business and Management > AB Business and Management
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 13:10
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 13:10
URI: https://research.skylineuniversity.ac.ae/id/eprint/243
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.4236/me.2019.101010
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