GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS’ READINESS FOR CLOUD-COMPUTING AGE: BASIS FOR AN EXTENSION PROGRAM
Keywords:Cloud computing, Digitization, Government agencies, Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 17 (Partnership in Attaining the Goal) call for every entity and unit to come across the digitization of their processes and procedures through cloud computing. This study is designed to determine the readiness of government agencies for the implementation of cloud computing in their respective units. Employing a validated questionnaire to 102 ICT In-charge in the government agencies, the following are found: the organizational capability, government policy, and top management support are observed and qualified as much ready; the government agencies are much ready in implementing cloud computing in their processes and procedures. Hence, the government agencies in the parameters of this study need technical assistance from educational institutions to further their readiness in implementing cloud computing. Moreover, institutions of higher and advanced education may offer extension activities along cloud-computing to further the readiness of the government agencies in its implementation.