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Governments all
over the world have been using Cloud computing. In the United States, the
federal government has been using cloud computing for many years. It has been
used in many sectors. In the United Kingdom, the Government established
G-Cloud, a government-wide cloud computing network. Aimed at improving the
government and providing more online migration services. The UK government has
become a leader in the use of cloud computing in many areas, like education,
health and defense. In Japan, the national government is implementing a major
cloud computing initiative, codenamed “Kasumegaseki cloud”. The
initiative seeks to develop a private cloud environment that will eventually
hosts all Japanese government computing 1,2. In Saudi Arabia, in recent years
and with the vision of 2030 Saudi Arabia has begun to try to use cloud computing
in the public and private educational institutions. It is still limited in use
in the government sector because of security and privacy concerns. The Shura
Council has warned that dealing with foreign companies to access cloud
computing can be dangerous as there is a risk that sensitive information and
investment funds may be compromised 4. The Yesser program (an
e-government program) has created a web site where in the future the government
will attempt to connect to a cloud and perform all current transactions
electronically. It is hoped that this will make a great impact on the Kingdom’s
economy 5. At the moment, cloud services are limited in Saudi Arabia as
compared to other developed countries like Europe and the USA.  A research study has been conducted to
analyze the factors affecting the adoption of cloud storage by the public and
private sectors. The study was based on the views of 360 employees in private
and public sectors. The results were that most employees of these organizations
accepted that they would benefit more from the use of the cloud-based
environment 6 7.
However, employees are concerned about the security of the cloud. The survey
consist seven main segments (see figure 1) 7.

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