The Effects of Cloud Computing (IaaS) on E- Libraries in United Arab Emirates

Mounir Mohamed El Khatib, Maria Jade Catalan Opulencia
2015 Procedia Economics and Finance  
The research investigates and explore potential solutions for the libraries across learning institutions in United Arab Emirates(UAE). The main objective of the study was to investigate the possibility of a private cloud deployment model Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on libraries since there were more concerns about sabotaging the protocols of privacy in the selected e-libraries of learning institutions in the seven emirates of UAE. Descriptive method utilizing qualitative techniques,
more » ... sive sampling and content analysis were employed. The findings suggested that providing long term storage solutions was an attractive option that conquered the re-occurrence of various issues in the libraries. Dealing with the deployment of a whole IT infrastructure and investing in an upfront capital investment that cost huge amount of resources, the researcher had to delve deeper into solving the case by cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to juggle all the accumulative work of the hardware. Further ,the paper focused in depth business case that looked into preserving data in the cloud to assist the work flow in the libraries and eased the tasks of the librarians . Finally, the paper critically analyzed the implications of cloud computing and made recommendations for further areas of development.
doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(15)00521-3 fatcat:gogub2gnwjdzli6kwpr2mkefii