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American Journal of Information Systems. 2016, 4(1), 11-16
DOI: 10.12691/ajis-4-1-3
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Cloud Computing Adoption in Insurance Companies in Kenya

Pastor Meshack Akhusama1, and Christopher Moturi1

1School of Computing and Informatics University of Nairobi, Kenya

Pub. Date: February 03, 2016

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Pastor Meshack Akhusama and Christopher Moturi. Cloud Computing Adoption in Insurance Companies in Kenya. American Journal of Information Systems. 2016; 4(1):11-16. doi: 10.12691/ajis-4-1-3

Abstract

Cloud Computing allows companies to access ICT-based services i.e. computer infrastructure, applications, platforms and business processes, via the internet. Cloud Computing is still at the infancy stage in Africa. Studies have indicated a lack of cloud based awareness, even among big organizations in Africa. Kenya just like any other African market is yet to fully adopt cloud based systems due to trust and security concerns. This study aimed at identifying the extent and characteristics of Cloud Computing adoption in insurance companies in Kenya. The study assessed Cloud Computing uses in terms of productivity applications, business applications (CRM, SaaS), infrastructure on-demand (storage, network, and server), finance applications, core business application, databases and desktop. The adoption of the Cloud Computing services in insurance companies was relatively low. The results obtained would assist in providing a roadmap for the best practices to improve Cloud Computing services in the insurance industry in Kenya.

Keywords:
Cloud Computing services ICT in insurance insurance in Kenya TOE model

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