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A Conceptual Architectural Framework of Cloud Computing for Higher Educational Institutions in the Sultanate of Oman

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Author Zeyana Saif Alkindi, John Haynes, S. Arockiasamy
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 482-487
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 9
Issue Date October 1, 2015
Publishing Date October 1, 2015
Keywords cloud computing, higher education, Oman


Abstract

Higher Educational Institutions worldwide have become highly dependent on information Systems for their IT provision and service delivery. Thus, the necessities for education al resources like hardware, software, study materials, teaching tools, teaching stuff sets. Have been raised. The objective of this research is to find alternatives and replace the computing machines and other peripherals that are not optimally used, by adopting Cloud Computing. This research studies the current status of adopting Cloud Computing in Higher Educational Institutions in the Sultanate of Oman. It investigates the current state by distributing online questionnaire to Faculty in IT fields and employees who are working in ICT. Additionally, this research proposed a Higher Education Hybrid Cloud frame work which will be delivered to all Higher Educational Institutions in Oman to provide flexible means for accessing educational resources anywhere and anytime on demand. It facilitates the innovative teaching pedagogies, enables more effective knowledge transfer and encourages lifelong learning. There search finding shows that adopting Cloud Computing in Higher Educational Institutions in the Sultanate of Oman is a better solution for learning progression and service delivery requirements. Accordingly, when the Proposed Higher Education Hybrid Cloud framework will be implemented, different academic institutions’ users will be able to access the services provided by cloud providers online which moves the user from being attached to a single machine to the Internet.
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