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Advancing the Growth of Cloud Services in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Omojokun Gabriel Aju, Segun Michael Orimoloye. Published in Information Sciences.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Omojokun Gabriel Aju, Segun Michael Orimoloye
10.5120/cae2017652688

Omojokun Gabriel Aju and Segun Michael Orimoloye. Advancing the Growth of Cloud Services in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(7):14-21, October 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2017652688,
	author = {Omojokun Gabriel Aju and Segun Michael Orimoloye},
	title = {Advancing the Growth of Cloud Services in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {October 2017},
	volume = {7},
	number = {7},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {14-21},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume7/number7/765-2017652688},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652688},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Cloud computing is growing significantly day by day, and has created a shift in the IT industry. It brings several advantages of having the potential to bolster economic growth through the provision of cost savings and efficiencies by delivering computing as a service, such as self-service, on-demand, broad network access, rapid elasticity, resource pooling, and measured service. Today, individuals and organizations are fast embracing and adopting cloud computing to take advantages that the technology brings. While the growth of the cloud technology is growing exponentially in the North American, European and Far Asian countries, the case of the Africa seem to be difference as the growth rate is at the lowest level. This paper presents the trends and the challenges of advancing the cloud technology and services in Africa with some recommendations on how these challenges can be solved.

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Keywords

Cloud Computing, Adoption, Africa, ICT, Deployment Model, Network Readiness Index (NRI).