Sofware Adoption

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  • "In computing, adoption means the transfer (conversion) between an old system and a target system in an organization (or more broadly, by anyone)."
  • "There are several adoption strategies that can be used to implement a system in an organization."
    • big bang adoption - "everybody associated with the old system moves to the fully functioning new system on a given date."
    • parallel adoption - "the old and new system run simultaneously for some period of time after which, if the criteria for the new system are met, the old system is disabled"
    • phased adoption - "different parts of the organization are implemented in different subsequent time slots"
  • "The adoption strategy has to be selected before adoption begins, and is chosen based on the goals to be achieved and on the type of system to be implemented."


  • Measuring Adoption of Open Source Software and Practices in Organizations: A Pilot Study
    • "Most studies on the adoption of OSS/P are qualitative (Thanasopon 2015) and no operationalization for the level of OSS/P adoption at the organizational level surfaced in our literature search."
    • "The [potential] indicators [of adoption] intuitively cluster into three categories: involvement with open source communities, having transparent processes, and adopting OSS practices."
    • "conducted a pilot study by sending out a web-based survey to a US-based global provider of communication and network infrastructure services"
    • "organizational culture may influence OSS/P adoption"
  • A method to measure software adoption in organizations: a preliminary study
    • methodology
      1. identification of the variables;
      2. definition of the urns according to factors and levels
      3. selection of the urn
      4. analysis of pattern of selected urns
    • "One proposed approach is that managers should introduce the FLOSS solution in parallel with the legacy systems already available."
  • Open Source Software Adoption: Motivations of Adopters and Amotivations of Non-adopters
    • "Identified regulation was a significant positive predictor for the extent of OSS adoption (H2a)."
    • "The relationship between intrinsic motivation to know and the extent of OSS adoption was positively significant [...], so was the relationship between intrinsic motivation to experience stimulation and the extent of OSS adoption [...]. The two factors of introjected regulation (H2b) and external regulation (H2c) as predictors for the extent of OSS adoption were also both significant"
    • "intrinsic motivation to accomplish (H1b) was not a significant predictor for the extent of OSS adoption"
    • "with so many challenges in life to accomplish such as educational and career goals, it would take more than the usage of certain software like OSS for them to feel an intrinsic motivation to accomplish [...] the mere usage of OSS might not be challenging enough for normal users to feel intrinsically motivated to accomplish"
    • "Strategy beliefs amotivation was a significant negative predictor for the intention to adopt OSS"