Volume 13, Number 1

Assessing the Readiness for Cloud Computing in Higher Education Institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Towards an Education Cloud Computing Strategy


Jaflah Al-Ammary and Zakaria Saleh, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain


There is a great potential for cloud computing adoption in Bahrain, something which will power exciting innovations and touch every area of people's lives, especially in the education sector. The current study investigates the critical success factors for implementing cloud computing into learning activities in higher institutions in Bahrain and how can effectively enhance the digital educational environment. The data sample of the current research consists of academic and administrative staff from nine universities in Bahrain, both private and public universities. The findings revealed that the adoption of cloud computing has proven to help build a digital educational environment in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Cloud computing can help in making digital research and digital learning and teaching. Besides offering more excellent student choices in education, cloud computing can provide good opportunities for enhancing research in these universities.


Digital learning environment, Digital research, Privacy and security, Competitive pressure, Governess and policies, and Organizational readiness