An Exploratory Study of the Acceptability of Cloud Computing Services in Nigeria

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Author(s) Anota Temitope Banjo
Pages 754-766
Volume 3
Issue 12
Date December, 2014
Keywords Cloud Computing, Cloud, Cloud computing services, Nigeria, Economic growth
Abstract

Cloud computing is a rising technology where data and services reside in massively scalable data centers in the cloud and can be accessed from any connected devices over the internet. The acceptability of a new technology is always being hindered by the lack of positive awareness. This study is to access the level of awareness of cloud computing in order recommend the proper direction to its acceptability for economic growth of Nigeria. Questionnaires were drafted using relevant parameters of measurements and were subsequently administered to individuals, SMEs and large scale organizations, especially those who work in the technical departments and general computer users. Responses of the respondents were collected and analysed using descriptive tools. It was revealed from the study that cloud computing services have great positive impact on the Nigerian economy. Thus, the utility of the cloud matches the need for today’s business because of the dynamic changing environments.

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